Stuart Torbett

Associate Director AECOM

Stuart is an Associate Director with AECOM’s Rail, Bridges & Structures business line. He is a chartered structural engineer with over 20 years’ experience in bridge design, inspection, assessment, strengthening and remediation.  Notable project experience includes the adaption and renewal of railway structures to accommodate the electrification of the Edinburgh – Glasgow line. This included the replacement of Carmuirs tunnel under the Forth and Clyde Canal with a new aqueduct and the modification of historic footbridges at the Grade A listed Stirling Station. He currently manages a team supporting Story on multiple Network Rail schemes.

My Speaker Sessions

Thursday, December 02

16. Replacing Scotland's most bashed-into bridge
Jordan Whitfield Stuart Torbett Craig Robertson

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.


Thursday , December 02, 14:25 - 14:50
Philip Chalk Craig Robertson

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