Camps Viaduct, via Network Rail

Camps Viaduct’s £6m facelift

A major £6m infrastructure investment project is set to commence, seeing Network Rail engineers conducting crucial revitalisation works that will strengthen Camps Viaduct rail bridge near Motherwell.

This project is currently scheduled to last for a 13-moth spell, from March 2023 to April 2024, seeing the engineering teams perform crucial repair works which will further extend the lifecycle of the overall structure, futureproofing the route for safe and reliable passenger travel.

The repair works will include metalwork repairs, painting, masonry repairs to all piers, including underwater repairs where required and the installation of rock armour on the riverbanks to prevent erosion.

The Camps Viaduct is a piece of British rail heritage, serving the local community for 160 years, towering 35m above the River Clyde between Ferniegair and Motherwell.

Suzanne McKay, Scheme Project Manager at Network Rail, said:

 “Vital maintenance and renewals work such as the work at Camps Viaduct helps Network Rail continue to run a safe and reliable railway.

“This essential work will not only greatly improve the look of the structure but will extend its lifespan for up to two decades.

“We appreciate the impact of our activity will have on those living closest to the bridge and while we will do all we can to minimise this, we are limited in terms of what measures can be put in place to mitigate against some the nosier elements generated by the heavier engineering.

“We are grateful to the community for their patience while we complete this vital improvement work.”

This scheme comes as part of wider collective modernisation programme that is predicated around improving Scotland’s Railway, seeing a massive £4bn being invested to improve the overall reliability and performance.

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