TAZIKER INDUSTRIAL has been appointed by Network Rail to renovate the Caledonian railway bridge over the river Clyde on the approach to Glasgow Central.
The bridge, built at the turn of the 20th century, links the station to the West Coast main line as well as routes across Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire and Inverclyde. The Grade A listed structure will undergo extensive refurbishment and repair works in a two-year project. Refurbishment will take place in stages, and work was due to start at the south end of the bridge in February. Each section of the bridge will be scaffolded and wrapped in encapsulation material before an engineering survey is carried out to identify those parts of the steel structure in need of repair. The old paint will then be grit-blasted off, metal repairs carried out and new paint applied.
Train services will not be disrupted by the work, which is due to be completed by December 2020. Taziker recently completed the £75 million restoration of the Tay bridge for Network Rail