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2011 Volume 1 Issue 8
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Painting of the Forth Bridge completed - page 2 of 3 >>>

The paint had to be meticulously applied by hand requiring abseilers to access difficult areas (and inspect the structure for some minor repairs.) The paint had to be meticulously applied by hand requiring abseilers to access difficult areas (and inspect the structure for some minor repairs.)

The paint had to be meticulously applied by hand requiring abseilers to access difficult areas (and inspect the structure for some minor repairs.)




Marshall Scott, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering, added: “Balfour Beatty is immensely proud to have successfully delivered the programme to refurbish the Forth Bridge over the past decade.

“It is a testament to the skill and commitment of the project team, and the subcontractors and suppliers, involved in this significant and complex programme of works that the iconic Forth Bridge has been returned to its original condition.”

More work to be done

With the main refurbishment work completed, contractors will continue to work around the structure between now and spring 2012, decommissioning site compounds and restoring the public viewing area at the North Queensferry side of the bridge.

In the years ahead, a small team of specialists and engineers will continue to monitor and maintain the bridge, which is regularly exposed to extreme conditions due to its location above the Firth of Forth.

Contractors_World_UK_Forth Bridge - Job Done for at least 20 yearsThe ‘never-ending’ job comes to an end

The painting process involved the erection of significant scaffold access systems to access the working areas and screening the area to be painted to prevent debris affecting or contaminating the surrounding environment.

Job done for at least twenty years.

Old paint was removed using an abrasive blasting preparation and the steel coated with an industrial protective coating system.


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