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Joint trials start on Forth Road Bridge

Raynesway Construction has been appointed to install four prototype replacement joints between deck panels on the Forth Road Bridge in an attempt to improve ride quality.

The firm, which is part of Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering, has won a £323,000 contract to install the trial joints, using a suspended scaffold system over the river.

Raynesway managing director Stephen Scott said: “The problem has been that the half joints between the deck panels are worn and, although not unsafe, it is those joints vibrating that is causing the bumps motorists feel when driving across the bridge.”

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