City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Major Beam Work on Tram Bridges Completed


By edg - Posted on 15 August 2012

Bridge for Edinburgh tramline at South Gyle

Edinburgh City Council reported today that beam installation for the last two bridges for the Edinburgh Tram line has been successfully completed.

Along the 14km of the route, 12 bridges are being constructed with a combined length of 566 metres.

Councillor Lesley Hinds, Transport Convener, said: "While work on these two bridges will continue in the weeks ahead we are now in a position where the basic structures have been put in place."

Construction on some of the bridges (recently Balgreen Road and Water of Leith) has brought disruption and noise through the night for some Edinburgh residents. Work cannot be carried on bridges close to railway tracks while trains are running so it has to take place at night.

"I would like to thank local communities affected by the construction process for their continued patience," said Hinds.

Pictured above is the South Gyle Access Bridge after beam installation during the course of the weekend of 3-6 August.

Table of bridges for Edinburgh Tram line

Bridge

Length (M)

Width (M)

Balgreen Road bridge

25

9

Balgreen Road - Network Rail access Bridge

9

4

Carrick Knowe Bridge

32

12

Depot Access Bridge

28

20

Edinburgh Park Station Bridge

232

10

Gogarburn bridge

17

10

Roseburn Street Bridge

34

11

Russell Road Bridge

16

20

Haymarket Viaduct

55

13

Haymarket Depot Access Bridge

12

10

South Gyle Access Bridge

43

10

Water of Leith Bridge

63

10