The Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) is a comprehensive package of improvements to Scotland's railway infrastructure. A Scottish Government priority, the EGIP is being delivered by Network Rail and includes modernisation and upgrades to key junctions and infrastructure as well as widespread electrification of the Scottish rail network, including the main line between Edinburgh and Glasgow and to Stirling and Dunblane.
As part of the Stirling/Dunblane/Alloa Electrification Works, Kerse Road over the Scottish Central Mainline is to be replaced. MHB have been involved in the temporary works designs to facilitate the removal of the existing bridge and the installation of the proposed bridge.
We have designed the following;
- Foundations for the 3 span temporary footbridge
- Crane outrigger foundations for various stages including installing the temporary bridge and demolishing the existing bridge
- Piling platforms to install the permanent works
- ALO sheet piled walls to allow works to carry on when trains are running
- Design of temporary propping to ensure the stability of the deck during the demolition works
With more designs being carried out over the next few months as part of the on-going improvement project.