The Forth Replacement Crossing is the largest infrastructure project in Scotland for a generation and BSW are proud to have had the BSW Warrior acoustic barrier chosen as the preferred acoustic panel range by Allison Enterprises Limited, key fencing installers for Scotland’s prestigious Forth Crossing Project.
Since 2014 BSW Warrior acoustic barriers approaching 20km have been supplied by BSW’s Dalbeattie assembly factory in south west Scotland. To give it it’s correct name the new Queensferry Crossing over the Forth Estuary is the centrepiece of the upgrade to Scotland’s key cross-Forth transport corridor. The 2.7km structure is highly innovative from an engineering perspective and will be the longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge in the world when complete. A novel design feature with the cables has been used to boost the strength and stiffness of the structure overall, allowing the bridge to feature more slender towers and a much lighter deck. Low noise surfacing is used for the motorway on either side of the bridge as well as running across the structure and because the only expansion joints are at the north and south ends of the structure, this will allow a smoother ride for drivers while the surface is also expected to last considerably longer than that on the existing Forth Road Bridge.
In addition to the new bridge itself a series of new junctions and motorway links are being constructed on either side of the Forth Estuary. The improved link roads form an important part of the new crossing. To the south of the bridge the new motorway runs in a cutting up to 9m deep. A new bund has also been constructed to shield the town of South Queensferry from the traffic noise and this is topped with BSW Warrior acoustic barriers to further reduce disturbance.