NR re­places Clyde Viaduct bear­ings

Rail (UK) - - Network News -

Net­work Rail is re­plac­ing bear­ings un­der the deck of the three-span Clyde Viaduct, near Ud­dingston on the West Coast Main Line, in a £1.6 mil­lion project.

The struc­ture is more than 40 years old, and the ex­ist­ing bear­ings have started to de­te­ri­o­rate. Four bear­ings on the east abut­ment and eight on the west pier need to be re­placed.

Mod­ern de­sign means they are smaller than those they are re­plac­ing, and each will be set on pre-cast slabs.

The first bear­ing set was due to be re­moved on Septem­ber 1 (as this isue of RAIL went to press), with work con­tin­u­ing into De­cem­ber.

No dis­rup­tions to ser­vices are ex­pected.

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