M8 to shut for greatest lively journey undertaking within the UK – NewsEverything Scotland

Scotland’s busiest street might be closed in a single day as work is carried out to set up a brand new lively journey bridge in Glasgow.

The bike owner and pedestrian bridge connecting Sighthill to town centre is a part of the greatest lively journey undertaking within the UK and a wider £250million regeneration undertaking within the space.

The primary span of the 1000-tonne bridge might be put in in a single day on July 31. 

To ensure that the complicated set up work to be carried out, a piece of  the M8 will shut in each instructions for 14-hours, from 9pm to 11am.

The bridge will kind a part of a wider lively journey community connecting Sighthill, town centre and neighbouring communities in North Glasgow.


The set up work is being carried out by BAM Nuttall of behalf of Glasgow Metropolis Council, which stated the affect on visitors was being “saved to as little a scale as doable”.

The M8 was closed in the summertime of 2020 to facilitate the demolition of the previous footbridge, and over the previous yr the brand new bridge has been fabricated alongside the westbound carriageway of the M8.

Work has additionally begun on the steps, ramps and concourse that kind the approaches to the brand new construction.


Throughout preparation shifts main as much as July 31, lighting masts and boundaries might be eliminated.  The bridge might be bolted to a specialist trailer, referred to as an SPMT, which might be used for transporting the 1000-Tonne construction. 

The SPMT will then drive the bridge alongside the M8 and hydraulic jacks might be used to raise the bridge into place.

Engineers say this probably the most complicated a part of the operation, because the bridge should meet precise specs to make sure the construction acts as designed.

The bridge is predicted to open within the early months of 2022.



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