A BRIDGE near Glasgow Airport fell as it was being installed in a "significant setback" to a development project.

The cycling and pedestrian footbridge was being moved into position over the Black Cart Water when it fell from its transport bogey. 

Local SNP councillor Iain Nicolson called the incident a "significant setback" to the Glasgow Airport Investment Area.

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The Gazette:

He said: "Once an investigation is carried out as to the circumstances and what damage may have occurred to the structure, it is hopeful that a new lifting schedule will be planned in the near future."

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The transport bogey which was lifting it was also toppled onto its side. 

The Gazette:

A spokesman for the council said: "Contractors at the Glasgow Airport Investment Area site have notified the Health and Safety Executive of an incident last night. No-one was injured and we are supporting the contractors as they assess the situation and consider the next steps.

“The junction of Abbotsinch Road, Greenock Road and Inchinnan Road is open as normal and will be closed overnight as scheduled each night from 8pm to 6am, re-opening 6am on Saturday December 5.”