A large crane has lifted a temporary bridge into place to keep a Highland trunk road open while old bridges along the popular tourist route are being replaced.
Bear Scotland is replacing nine bridges on the A830 â€“ the Road to the Isles between Fort William and Mallaig in Lochaber â€“ for Transport Scotland over the next few years at a cost of Â£10million.
Bear Scotlandâ€™s north west unit representative, Eddie Ross, said: â€œThese works will be of significant benefits to the A830 and mark the start of a major investment programme in bridges along this lifeline route.
â€œAs well as being excellent value for money, our design for the new bridge takes into account the environmental challenges of the location, recycles as much of the old bridge as possible and will create a low maintenance bridge designed to last 120 years.â€
The temporary bridge will be reused when work is carried out on other bridges along the route.
â€œIt will now last one week from Thursday August 21 to Wednesday August 27, which will help to minimise disruption.â€
The Â£160,000 project involves applying high friction surfacing and road markings on 0.7 miles of the carriageway to improve road safety.