16. Replacing Scotland's most bashed-into bridge
Join Jordan Whitfield, Scheme Project Manager from Story Contracting to hear about the work and challenges involved to deliver the replacement of Scotland’s most struck bridge. The project at Bellside Bridge, located in Wishaw, was delivered over an eight-week period and involved road and line closures to safely carry out the work. The solution involved replacing the existing bridge deck with a thinner one, providing additional headroom under the structure. This has removed its classification as a low bridge and the need for a signed diversion route through the town for high sided vehicles. The impact of bridge strikes on the local road network will be reduced and trains will be able to run more safely and reliably.