The footbridge at Monklands Bridge, between Gartness and the Carlisle Road is under threat of being lost. Blackhouse Bridge, a footbridge which has been in existence for over 100 years is now is a terrible state. It is highly likely that this bridge will be demolished, to save the cost of repairs, and it is again likely that the bridge will not be replaced. With the loss of this bridge a safe traffic free route between Gartness and Airdrie/Chapelhall will be lost forever. Walkers and anglers also use this bridge, which gives access to the glen area, if you know of anyone who uses the area let them know it is under threat.
I’d also recommend contacting the councillors for the Airdrie South area, Michael Coyle, Tom Curley, David Fagan and John Love. Their details can be found HERE.