After the incident, the Trust’s Nevis Ranger acted quickly to close off both sides of the bridge and put up warning signs for walkers. Andrew Campbell, head of land management for the John Muir Trust said:
“The wire bridge is a Glen Nevis landmark and many walkers enjoy crossing it. It receives a regular maintenance survey every two years and is kept in good repair, but it appears it may have been overloaded, causing the cable to snap.
“We have closed off the bridge until further notice, and will be discussing the way forward with Rio Tinto Alcan and others in the Nevis Partnership and wider community.”