Spencer Group were appointed by British Waterways Scotland to deliver the restoration and construction of six new build opening bridges across Scotland, as part of the wider Millennium Link Project.
|Client||British Waterways Scotland|
|Location||Forth and Clyde Canal|
Significant maintenance and repairs were required on the Erskine Ferry Swing Bridge and Hillhead Swing Bridge to restore the full operation of the structures. Once complete, we designed and rebuilt a bridge to replace the Twechar Lift Bridge across the Forth and Clyde Canal, in addition to the design and construction of a further three lifting canal bridges, namely; Sylvania Way, Clydebank and Bonnybridge, all of which cross the Forth and Clyde Canal.
As part of the scheme, Spencer Group undertook all necessary negotiations with associated Local Authorities including introducing suitable diversion routes, training British Waterways Scotland and bridge operators in the operation of the new structures and the phased introduction of bridges into service.
Spencer Group operatives worked collaboratively with bridge operators and British Waterways Scotland throughout the project in order to successfully complete each of the bridges within the anticipated programme and budget and without any unplanned disruptions to the local community, bridge or canal users.