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Firm to construct £1.3m seawall to protect bridge from tidal scour

BEAR Scotland is to begin a £1.3 million project to protect the Cromarty Bridge from tidal scour. The firm said that around 9,000 tonnes of...

Managing excess water during road construction

Drake Meikle, regional technical sales engineer at Siltbuster, the water treatment specialist, explores road construction, the excess water it generates, and how the environmental...

Plans launched to upgrade road link between Motherwell and Ravenscraig

PLANS have been launched to upgrade the road connection between Motherwell and Ravenscraig. It comes as North Lanarkshire Council looks to deliver strategic road transport...

Firm worked ‘around the clock’ to install steel bridge at new Scottish Borders station

A new footbridge has been installed over the East Coast Mainline, as part of Network Rail's £20 million Reston Station development. Carried out by Bam...

Queensferry Crossing to undergo load testing

THE Queensferry Crossing will partially close overnight this weekend (August 15) to allow for the final calibration of structural health monitoring sensors on the...

Second Inverness swing bridge nears completion

STAGE two of the Inverness west link project is on track for completion in early April, The Highland Council has said. The project, led by...

Local firms urged to prepare for opportunities on £79.5m Clyde bridge project

FIRMS have been urged to prepare for a range of sub-contract opportunities on the £79.5 million Clyde waterfront and Renfrewshire riverside project. Civil engineering specialist...
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Fife Council to invest £230,000 in improving road network

FIFE Council is to invest £230,000 into improving the road network in north east Fife over the next month. The local authority will be carrying...

Work underway at Old Military Road

WORK has commenced on the build of a temporary barrier along a section of the Old Military Road (OMR) affected by recent landslips. BEAR Scotland...

Network Rail to begin ‘vital’ repair work on Hamilton bridge

NETWORK Rail is to shortly commence 'vital' work to repair and repaint the railway bridge near Hamilton Central Station. The project, which involves new parapets;...

Scottish university to reuse energy trapped in bridges

ENERGY trapped within bridges is to be harvested and reused in a major new international project led by Heriot-Watt University. Traffic and wind regularly causes...

DBA lands role on ‘transformative’ Ayrshire development

CONSULTING engineer Dougall Baillie Associates (DBA) has revealed the firm has landed a 'significant' contract at a development site near Ayr which, in its...

Civil engineer looks to build on Lego bridge idea

A civil engineer who spent four months creating a giant Lego model of Scotland’s iconic Forth Bridge hopes to see his creation become Scotland’s...

New £1.1m catch-pit constructed at landslip-hit A83

WORK is complete on the creation of a new £1.1 million catch-pit at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful. BEAR Scotland, who carried out the...

Road connections between Motherwell and Ravenscraig to be upgraded

PLANS to upgrade the road connections between Motherwell and Ravenscraig have been approved. The blueprint includes a new signalised roundabout at Airbles Road/Windmillhill Street as...

Work on Edwardian suspension bridge to continue into new year

REPAIR work to the Cambus O' May suspension bridge will continue into the first couple of weeks of 2021, Aberdeenshire Council has confirmed. The B-listed...

Contractor sought for £115m phase of £3bn project to dual A9

TRANSPORT Scotland has commenced the procurement for the £115 million contract for the next phase of the £3 billion A9 dualling programme. The contract will...

Network Rail unveils ‘groundbreaking’ bridge design

NETWORK Rail has unveiled a new bridge design which it said could 'transform' rail crossings across Britain. Made from Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) - a lightweight...

Soap and water hoped to stop Queensferry Crossing closures

CABLES on the north tower of the Queensferry Crossing are to be washed with soap and water in a bid to stop the formation...

Construction to begin at landslip-hit road after council demands action

CONSTRUCTION of a new temporary bund along a section of the Old Military Road (OMR) is to begin immediately, Michael Matheson has confirmed. The Scottish...
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