In 2015, Polmadie Footbridge was closed to the public access with the bridge deck removed due to safety concerns.
This project was to undertake strengthening works to the floor existing piers and construct new abutments together with a 100m x 4.7m wide replacement deck, to restore pedestrian access from the developing Oatlands area of Glasgow to reconnect with the city centre through Glasgow Green.
The main elements of the work included:
- Strengthening and reconstruction of the existing pier heads
- The construction of new R.C. abutments with stone cladding
- Fabrication & Installations of steel, box-girder deck beams
- Installation of precast concrete deck panels
- Feature curved pedestrian parapets
Aesthetic LED parapet lighting, realignment of the approach footpaths, feature fencing and street furniture together with a stepped, natural stone, approach feature completed the works.
Extensive ground preparation which included compacted hardcore upfill and reinforced concrete pad foundations to provide a crane platform for the 1250t Superlift mobile crane which was required for the installation of the 20t deck beams