As part of remedial works to the historic Kinclair Viaduct on the Stranraer line, MHB Consultants carried out the design of a suspended access system to allow works to the underside of the bridge without the use of conventional scaffolding. The system consisted of a series of tensioned wires fixed into the bridge walls and supporting Skyclimber baskets 9m long. The masonry repair works were carried out by Geo-Structural roped access technicians acting as a subcontractor to AMCO.
photos courtesy of AMCO
MHB were recently commissioned by AMCO to carry out remedial works design for a steel girder bridge at Inverroy on the West Highland Line between Roy Bridge and Spean Bridge Stations. The works initially involved design of a temporary timber deck to allow the bridge to be used for cattle and pedestrians only. This was followed by the design of extensive repairs to the existing steel trough decking and metalwork repairs to the main girder. The bridge was finished with a concrete deck overlay suitable for farm traffic.
MHB Consultants recently carried out temporary works designs for a bridge replacement at Barassie in Troon. The bridge was lifted into position using a transporter vehicle and our works included:
video courtesy of Tony Gorzkowski of White House Studios, Edinburgh
MHB Consultants is pleased to announce that we have successfully passed the Achilles RISQS Audit, achieving 4 stars with no non-conformities.
RISQS, formerly known as Achilles Link-up, is an independent, third party qualification assessment of a supplier’s capability to supply products and services. The audit enables suppliers to the rail industry to demonstrate compliance against both the industry wide assurance requirements, as set out by RISQS Board, and specific infrastructure requirements as defined by the relevant Infrastructure Managers.
As part of the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Project (EGIP), we have carried out numerous temporary works designs for Morgan Sindall. These include crane pad designs, abutment stability checks, demolition sequences, temporary bridge designs and formwork checks.
Here are some of the best photos from construction:
Photos courtesy of Network Rail/@NetworkRailEGIP