CLACKS bridges are set to be de-iced as part of efforts to stop corrosion this winter.

Bear Scotland have confirmed the that the Clackmannanshire Bridge and the Kincardine Bridge will be treated with potassium acetate de-icer by a dedicated tanker sprayer.

This is aimed at avoiding corrosion on the structures' steelwork caused by salt.

The work is part of the organisation's winter strategy which will see 47 winter vehicles – including several 32-tonne spreaders – to treat the trunk roads across South East Scotland.

Iain Murray, BEAR Scotland’s Managing Director, said: “Our team are incredibly dedicated to ensuring that Scotland’s key routes remain open and safe for motorists over the winter period.

“We monitor road conditions 24/7 and always do as much as possible to mitigate any adverse winter weather that may head our way.

"We would, however, like to remind members of the public that it’s important for them to play their part by ensuring their vehicles are well maintained.

"It’s also essential that we all pay close attention to local and national media so that we can plan ahead for our journeys.”