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Forth Bridge: North Queensferry Approach

Forth Bridge: North Queensferry Approach

A vital £7.5m project to refurbish and repaint the North Queensferry approach span to the world famous Forth Bridge.

In 2020, work began on a £7.5m project to refurbish and repaint the North Queensferry approach span to the world famous Forth Bridge.

The refurbishment work is being undertaken by Balfour Beatty, who will deliver a range of vital maintenance projects around the 130-year-old structure.

Possible Disruptions

  • Work times

    Please see 'Supporting Documents' at the bottom of this page to find out about our programme of works, including shift times, for the week ahead.

Why?

The Forth Bridge has been a key part of Scotland’s Railway for over a century and this work on the approach spans to the famous structure is vital to ensure we continue to maintain a safe and reliable railway.

What will change?

The north approach span, which carries the railway over North Queensferry, will be repainted with the same glass-flake epoxy paint system used to restore the bridge itself during the decade-long, £130m refurbishment programme completed by Network Rail, and main contractor Balfour Beatty, in 2011.

Balfour Beatty will also undertake a range of other works as part of the contract – including maintenance and monitoring of the bridge bearings, refurbishment of staff welfare facilities on the structure and refurbishment of the Inchgarvie lighthouse.

What will change?

Community Lookahead Report

Forth Bridge Weekly Community Update 38 (pdf, 2KB)

North Approach Span

Forth Bridge North Approach Viaduct Works Programme Dec 2021 Update (pdf, 115KB)

Rock cutting project

North Queensferry rock cutting project summary (pdf, 568KB)