All hands on deck

Resembling an enormous airfix kit from above, the project’s marine yard became a production line for fabricating the Queensferry Crossing’s deck sections.

Casting the reinforced concrete deck for each steel box section and other finishing works trebled the overall deck section weight from around 250 tonnes to 750 tonnes.

These enormous deck sections then had to make their way out across the water by barge to meet their respective towers.

Watch the video below to hear Gerry McGowan detail this vital stage of fabrication work.

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