The completed strengthened truss end link The crack in the steelwork that forced the closure of the Forth Road Bridge in December was caused when a single metal pin designed to move had seized up, MSPs were told yesterday.
The Forth Road Bridge has been given the green light to open to vehicles except HGVs and abnormal loads from Wednesday morning following the completion of temporary repairs. Operating company Amey today confirmed that it has installed a steel splint to repair the cracked member and concluded detaile
Engineers are working towards having the Forth Road Bridge open to traffic in the first week of January, it has been confirmed. Bridge operator Amey said the date of January 4 was dependent on the weather, but said the work was on track. Seven days were needed for the assessment and design of the re
Plans to fix the problem which forced the closure of the Forth Road Bridge have now been finalised. In the week since the closure, Amey’s team of engineers have been working around the clock to develop a solution to a crack on one of the bridge’s truss end links.
The Forth Road Bridge (FRB) is to shut until the New Year for repairs following the discovery of defective steelwork. The decision to close has been taken after inspections carried out by specialist engineers and following advice and assessment of the fault by independent experts.
Video footage showing the construction of the first major structure as part of the £500 million M8 M73 M74 Motorway Improvements Project has been released by Transport Scotland. The time lapse footage reveals the new rail bridge, weighing in excess of 2,000 tonnes, sliding into its final position o