KINCARDINE Bridge will close overnight for nearly two weeks to allow for an “essential inspection” of the structure.

Between July 22 and August 3, the A985 bridge will shut between the hours of 8pm and 6am, with traffic diverted to use the A876 Clackmannanshire Bridge.

The road will reopen as normal outwith those times.

Transport Scotland’s operating company, Amey, says the bridge closure is necessary to allow for an inspection to be carried out.

A signed diversion will be in operation during the period when the bridge is closed.

Eastbound traffic will be diverted to A876 Clackmannanshire Bridge via Higgins Neuk Roundabout.

At Kilbagie Roundabout, traffic will join the A977 to Kincardine with the diversion ending at Longannet (Toll) Roundabout.

Westbound traffic will be diverted from Longannet (Toll) Roundabout via the A977 and at Kilbagie Roundabout will take the first exit onto the A876 Clackmannanshire Bridge.

The diversion will end at Higgins Neuk Roundabout.

The work has been planned in consultation with Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland, the emergency services, bus operating companies, road hauliers, Clackmannanshire, Fife, Stirling and Falkirk Councils.