Network Rail begins £500,000 renovation of city railway bridge

Work to repair and repaint Glasgow's Ferry Road bridge has begun and will continue into April this year, it has been confirmed.

Network Rail begins £500,000 renovation of Glasgow railway bridge in Yorkhill Network Rail

Network Rail has started a £500,000 project to repair and repaint a railway bridge in Glasgow.

Work has started on the Ferry Road bridge, in the city’s Yorkhill area, and will continue until April this year.

The works are part of an ongoing structural revamp plan to improve the railway’s elevated section, which runs next to the Clydeside Expressway.

A lane closure will be in place on Ferry Road, from the junction at Centurion Way, towards the footpath beside the expressway throughout the duration of the work.

Network Rail confirmed that scaffolding will surround the bridge to ensure safe passage for pedestrians and cyclists, and the bridge’s metalwork will be cleaned and assessed.

Amanda Naughton, scheme project manager at Network Rail, said: “The work we’re doing in Yorkhill will extend the lifespan of the bridges and viaduct.

“While we understand that a lane closure is inconvenient to road users, we need to have one on this occasion to allow our engineers to complete the work in the safest way possible.

“When complete, the improvements will mean we can continue to run a safe and reliable railway over one of the busiest sections of track in Scotland.”

Further work will take place later in the year to two adjoining structures, including the bridge which carries the railway over the River Kelvin.

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