An eagerly awaited railway bridge in the city’s Southside has opened to traffic this evening.

Nithsdale Road has been closed since May last year to allow Network Rail, alongside contractor Bam Nuttall Ltd, to demolish and replace a bridge over the railway between Darnley Road and Moray Place.

The former bridge was removed last summer before a 750-tonne crane was able to lift ten new bridge beams into place with over 450 tonnes of concrete poured to create the new bridge deck.

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After months of work with over 1,000 tonnes of material removed from the site, the new structure now provides the required clearance to erect overhead powerlines beneath the bridge as part of the ongoing Glasgow to Barrhead electrification project.

Michelle McCaig, Network Railway project manager for the bridge work, said: “The new bridge at Nithsdale Road plays a critical part in enabling the electrification of the line through this part of the city, allowing us to deliver a more reliable and greener railway for all.

“We appreciate the inconvenience this closure had for road users, businesses and the community, particularly our neighbours living closest to the bridge, as engineering work of this type cannot be delivered without some degree of disruption.”

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A road closed at the entrance of Moray Place during the bridge work also reopened today. 

Now that Nithsdale Road has re-opened, work begins to replace the footbridge between Moray Place and Darnley Road from this month until July 2023.

For more information on progress click here.