Acrow installs 90m prefabricated modular bridge

The original Clyde River Bridge was built in 1912 and was shut in 2018 following the appearance of structural defects

A 90m span prefabricated modular bridge has been installed by Acrow across the Clyde in South Lanarkshire in the United Kingdom.

The contract to build the replacement bridge was awarded by South Lanarkshire Council to Eric Wright Civil Engineering in November 2022. Eric Wright then appointed Acrow Global to manufacture and install the steel superstructure, which is a 90m single span Mabey Delta bridge with a 4.2m wide carriageway and an additional internal footpath.

According to a report, the Mabey Delta is a prefabricated modular bridging system designed for long-spanning permanent applications on main highways or in rural areas. It uses standardised, interchangeable steel components with full highway loading capability to provide a permanent, lightweight, steel bridging solution which can be configured for long-span applications.

The original Clyde River Bridge was built in 1912 and is an early example of a reinforced concrete bridge construction in Scotland. Located on one of the main routes into the village of Carstairs Junction, a three-ton weight limit had been in place for several years, until a routine inspection in 2018 found structural defects, which subsequently shut the bridge to all traffic.


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