Engineers have completed the welding repairs needed on the central grillage of the Forth Road Bridge after a lorry overturned while crossing the structure in high winds.
An HGV travelling northbound overturned in high winds in the early hours of yesterday (Wednesday) morning. At this time, the bridge was closed to high sided vehicles but the HGV ignored these restrictions.
“It’s been a challenging day but our team has put in a tremendous amount of effort to get the HGV off the bridge and complete the repair work while battling with strong winds, rain and sleet,” said Amey representative for the Forth Road Bridge Mark Arndt.
Scotland’s transport minister Humza Yousaf applauded Amey’s efforts.
“Once again, the Forth Road Bridge team has stepped up to repair the bridge,” he said.
“I would like to pay tribute to the engineers and workers who have faced up to some very challenging and difficult weather conditions throughout the day, to complete the work and get the bridge reopened as quickly and as safely as possible.”