Posted by: wrha | July 9, 2014

Borders Railway Project: Eskbank to Sherrifhall

The section of railway from Eskbank to Sherrifhall has a very rural feel with some pleasant scenery, particularly around Glenesk. The main structure in the section is Glenesk viaduct which as a listed structure and is being restored for use in liaison with Historic Scotland. The section ends at what was probably the most complex engineering challenge in the re-build of the railway. This involved building a road over-bridge carrying the A720 Edinburgh city by-pass over the railway. To achieve this the structure had to be built whilst maintaining the traffic flow along the by-pass. This involved constructing a new embankment to temporarily carry the road whilst the bridge was built. The temporary embankment is now being removed upon completion of the new over-bridge. All this has been achieved without any major road problems, surely a massive achievement for BAM the company re-building the railway.



  1. Impressed with progress on the line. BAM should have got the Edinburgh Trams contract…

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