‘Build canal bridge fit to stand in Paris’

By Jane Candlish

Published: 09/01/2014

HIGHLAND Council has been urged to emulate the great European capitals and ensure its controversial new Caledonian Canal crossing becomes a national landmark.

Members of the local authority have been challenged to look to Paris and London for inspiration for a bridge and control tower which will form part of the Inverness West Link road.

The western gateway to the city at Tomnahurich is considered such a key location that the national waterways agency has even urged the council to run a design competition for the new structure.

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