Sighthill M8 Bridge Gets Delivery of Final Steel Section
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Sighthill M8 Bridge Gets Delivery of Final Steel Section

BAM Nuttall has reached a key milestone in its delivery of an iconic new bridge in Glasgow with the delivery of the final section of steel that will be used to

BAM Nuttall has reached a key milestone in its delivery of an iconic new bridge in Glasgow with the delivery of the final section of steel that will be used to construct a landmark new cyclist and pedestrian bridge over the M8. The bridge will reconnect Sighthill to the nearby city centre as part of a GBP 250 millon regeneration of the area which will offer affordable housing within walking distance of Strathclyde University, Queen Street Station and Glasgow’s most popular shopping locations.

In total, 18 sections of steel have been transported along the motorway at night and lifted into a temporary position for further fabrication. Over the next three months, the steel sections will be welded together to form the new bridge, which is funded by the Scottish and UK Governments through the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

With an overall span of 58 metres and a total weight of 2420 tonnes, the bridge will be fabricated on-site and then 'driven' down the M8 before being lifted into position by hydraulic jacks. This will require a series of partial and full closures of the M8 later this summer.

As part of the bridge project, work has already begun on the terraced approach and plaza. When completed, this 'Street in the Sky' will provide a new active travel corridor between the city centre, Sighthill and North Glasgow.

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