Work underway ahead of River Leven bridge demolition

Network Rail

PREPARATORY work is underway ahead of the demolition of the rail section of the River Leven bridge.

Network Rail is replacing the abutments and deck of the road bridge which is suffering from ‘significant’ deterioration and showing signs of chlorine contamination and corrosion.

Sitting above the site of the new Leven station, it is anticipated that the demolition of the structure will get underway on May 19 with the work complete by the end of the month. Work on the replacement structure will then immediately commence.

Sean Clemie, project manager for bridge works, said, “With the temporary road bridge in place to maintain access across the river, we can now focus on the main task – demolition and reconstruction of the Bawbee bridge.

“Obviously, with the main element of the work underway, we have fenced off the bridge and the adjacent temporary structure will also be out of use during the demolition for safety reasons.

“We will prepare the structure for demolition at the weekend and after the debris has been cleared, we will immediately start work on the construction of the new bridge. From then we will enable reinstatement of the utilities – essentially putting everything that is needed back on the bridge.”