160 tonne bridge falls on side while being installed
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A massive 100m bridge that under construction has toppled over onto its side in Renfrew near Glasgow it happened as the bridge was being moved to its final resting place.
As we can see below the pedestrian and cycle bridge on the ground near Glasgow Airport after falling from an upright position during installation.
The the bridge toppled over a car was crushed completely by the steel bridge and a large vehicle also tipped onto its side.
There had been a series of road closures by Renfrewshire Council so the Black Cart bridge could be craned into position.
The Contractors responsible for the work Wills Bros Civil Engineering confirmed the incident at Glasgow Airport Investment Area took place while under construction.
There were no injuries and HSE have been called in to investigate.
A Wills Bros spokesperson commented saying: “We can confirm an incident occurred last night 22/11/20 involving the transportation of the new Black Cart Cycleway Bridge superstructure within the GAIA site.
“There was no injury to personnel and an incident investigation is now underway along with the specialist contractor engaged to complete the move.”
A Renfrewshire Council spokesperson said: “Contractors at the Glasgow Airport Investment Area site have notified the Health and Safety Executive of an incident last night.
“No-one was injured and we are supporting the contractors as they assess the situation and consider the next steps.