New timelapse shows A90 bridge demolition work
Transport Scotland have released a video showing the full extent of the bridge demolition works that will require another closure of part of the A90 near the Forth Road Bridge this weekend.
The video is available here: https://youtu.be/chywBcrp7W8
The video shows the full scale of the operation as the first half of the bridge came down last weekend, covering the carriageway in debris. In addition to the demolition work 15 additional operations were carried out on the closed network and Forth Road Bridge as part of the closure.
An audio clip from Stein Connelly, Transport Scotland’s Traffic Scotland Operator Manager provides advice to road users ahead of the weekend and is available here:
Drivers are warned to avoid the Forth Road Bridge area this weekend to allow for the demolition of the old B800 bridge over the A90 to continue. From 8 PM on Saturday October 31 the A90 and M90 (M9 Spur) will be closed in both directions through to a latest re-opening time of 6 AM on Monday November 2, 2015.
Diversion routes to cross the Forth for A90 traffic travelling south and north will be via the M9 (A904/5 for non-motorway traffic), Kincardine Bridge and the A985 to Rosyth and further afield. Diversion routes for traffic travelling north from Edinburgh will be via the M8 and M9 to Kincardine Bridge.
The road closure will be in place between Echline Junction, south of the Forth Road Bridge and north of Barnton at the B924 Dalmeny junction on the A90. In addition, the M90 (M9 Spur) will also be closed in both directions between M9 Junction 1A and the A90 Scotstoun Junction at Queensferry. The B800 and B924 will remain open for local access only.