First bridge beams installed on Aberdeen bypass project
05/11/2015 Highways Reporters
Timelapse footage shows the first bridge beams being lowered into place on the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie –Tipperty project in Scotland.
The new bridge will carry the A90 over the realigned B9000 Newburgh to Pitmedden road.
The footage shows 23 pre-cast beams weighing 20 tonnes each and measuring approximately 33-metres long being lifted and manoeuvred into place at the new structure.
Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities Keith Brown, said: “This represents a significant milestone and shows that works are progressing well on what is the longest roads construction project currently underway in the UK.
“The beam lift at Tipperty is the first of almost 80 similar lifts which will be undertaken across the project over the course of the next couple of years with the pace of construction evident for all to see and the Balmedie-Tipperty section of the project due to open to road users in spring 2017.”