Renfrew to Yoker twin-leaf swing bridge to get underway
March 8 2021
Civil engineering firm Graham has beaten off competition from consortiums led by Atkins and Balfour Beatty to secure a £75.9m construction contract to build the first opening road bridge over the Clyde.
The Renfrew Riverside Bridge employs a twin-leaf swing design masterminded by Kettle Collective, connecting new housing developments and a manufacturing district without disrupting through navigation.
As part of the work, GRAHAM will deliver new road links on both banks as well as twin bridge control buildings on the north and south banks.
Renfrewshire Council leader Iain Nicolson said: "Short-term, it will accelerate economic recovery from the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic by creating jobs and boosting opportunities for suppliers and in the long-term, the new infrastructure opens up access to development opportunities on both sides of the Clyde and will ensure the success of Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland, cementing Renfrewshire’s position as the home of manufacturing innovation in Scotland.”
Leo Martin, managing director for GRAHAM’s Civil Engineering division, added: “GRAHAM are specialists in delivering complex civil engineering projects and our innovative construction solution will minimise the carbon impact, while we will utilise our knowledge and experience from previous landmark bridge construction and installations such as the Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin and Carpenters Land Bridge in Stratford to ensure this key infrastructure scheme is completed to the highest standards, while ensuring we deliver a sustainable legacy and positive impact.”
Construction work is scheduled to get underway in the Spring for completion by 2024.
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