HS Carlsteel

NorthBridge Refurbishment

Nov 24

Northbridge Refurbishment

The Grade A listed North Bridge structure carries the A7 over Market Street and Waverley Station in the centre of Edinburgh. Inspections have revealed the bridge requires refurbishment in order to address health and safety concerns and safeguard the long-term use of this vital link to Edinburgh’s city centre. Minimal maintenance work has been undertaken on the bridge since it was constructed, and it needs a full structural refurbishment.

There are many health and safety risks associated with this project, including working at height over an operational electrified railway and working in restricted spaces. Restoring the structural integrity of the North Bridge will help achieve a sustainable Edinburgh by ensuring that this key route for public transport continues to be available for use. Given the location of the bridge, Network Rail and Waverley Station are key project stakeholders in addition to the principal contractor Balfour BeaLy Ltd.

The Scope of Work includes:

  • Structural steelwork repairs (Condition Led and Assessment Led strengthening).
  • Repairs to the cast iron façades.
  • Installation of permanent plaSorms to improve access provisions for future inspection and minor maintenance.