Ferry Road Bridge Yorkhill Glasgow

Work progressing well on Glasgow viaduct refurbishment

The first phase of a £2.5m investment to improve three railway bridges in Glasgow’s West End has been completed.

Engineers from Network Rail have cleaned, repaired and repainted the bridge over Ferry Road, in the Yorkhill area of the city, over the last three months. Old paint was grit-blasted from the steel structure so that its condition could be examined in detail followed by repairs on the metal and stonework, it was then repainted.

Further work will now be carried out to the two adjoining bridges, including the structure carrying the railway over the River Kelvin – the busiest section of railway in Scotland.

Amanda Naughton, Network Rail’s project manager for the viaduct work said:

“We’re really pleased to have completed the work on the Ferry Road bridge. Importantly, this was finished on time and our contractors can now move to the next stage of the refurbishment."

“Repairing and repainting these bridges will extend their lifespan and help us to continue to run a safe and reliable railway over one of the busiest and most visible sections of track in Scotland.”

The bridges, visible from the Clydeside Expressway, are around 120 years old and carry trains on both the Argyle and North Clyde Lines to and from Partick station. This section of railway sees around 28 trains per hour at peak time, making it one of the busiest in Scotland.

Video & Image Credit:: Network Rail


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