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Glasgow Central’s Clyde Bridge in line for £13m refurbishment

Thursday February 7th, 2019

Network Rail is set to begin a £13m, two-year renovation project on the landmark railway bridge over the River Clyde on the approach to Glasgow Central.Government Opportunities

‘New Clyde Bridge’, which was built between 1899-1905 as part of the Edwardian expansion of Glasgow Central, links Scotland’s busiest station to the west coast mainline as well as routes across Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire and Inverclyde.

The A-listed structure will undergo extensive refurbishment and repair works with engineers blasting off old paint, inspecting and repairing the steel beneath, before repainting the bridge in its existing colour scheme.

The renovation of the 200m-long bridge will be delivered by Taziker Industrial, who recently completed £75m restoration of the Tay Bridge on behalf of Network Rail.

Matthew Spence, Network Rail’s route delivery director for Scotland, said: “The New Clyde Bridge is one of the hardest-working structures on our railway – carrying nearly 1,300 trains each day to and from the country’s busiest station.

“The work we are doing will ensure this landmark bridge can continue to play its vital role in keeping Scotland’s railway moving for decades to come.

“The Network Rail team with main contractor Taziker have vast experience in restoring some of the country’s most recognizable railway bridges including full refurbishments of both the Tay and Findhorn bridges over the last few years.

“Together we will bring all that experience to bear as we work as quickly and efficiently as possible to deliver this project.”

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