Opening Of New £1.2m Railway Bridge Reconnects Paisley Communities

Published on : Saturday, March 9, 2019

Network RailNetwork Rail has announced that the new £1.2m Arkleston footbridge In Paisley is now open.


Work to demolish and reconstruct the bridge linking Arkleston Drive and Gallowhill Road over one of the busiest rail corridors in the country has been ongoing since December.


The work was needed due to the age and condition of the old structure in order to protect the safety of those using the bridge and the trains operating below.


Following demolition and removal of the old bridge, work included creating new piled foundations and installation of the pre-fabricated structure – with the majority of the work being delivered while the railway was closed over weekends in January.


The new 49 tonne, 42.5 metre span bridge was lifted into position in January using a 750t crane, with work to complete the bridge; drainage, surfacing, handrails and painting ongoing since then.


The footbridge closed on 14 December for the duration of the work and various road closures and lane restrictions on both Arkleston Drive and Gallowhill Road were also in place to enable safe delivery and construction of the new bridge.


Suzanne McKay, Network Rail’s scheme project manager for the bridge works said: “Construction of a new footbridge at Arkleston was essential to maintain access across the railway between the lineside communities.


“The age and condition of the old bridge structure meant that doing nothing was not an option as we had to maintain a safe access for the people who use the bridge and for the trains travelling below.


“While we appreciate this work was inconvenient for the local community in the short term, the new bridge will deliver a safe and modern walking route over the railway which will be of benefit for years to come.


“We appreciate everyone’s patience and cooperation while we delivered this work.”


Source:- Network Rail


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 08 imexamerica 2019
  • 13 Food Hospitality2019
  • 14 Hotelierseries Africa 2019
  • 14 restaurantscafeslounges 19
  • 15 hotelierseries mena 2019
  • 17 getglobal 19
  • 17 itehk 19
  • 18 Africa Hotel & Resort 2019
  • 18 chinatravelnews2019
  • 19 China Hotel 19
  • 30 PATA


    1. EyeforTravel Europe 2019

      May 21 - May 22

      May 21 - May 23

      May 21 - May 23
    4. The Travel Acquisition & CX Summit 2019

      May 21 - May 22

      May 22 - May 25
Get our toolbar!
Review on