Engineering Design Consultants

Forth Road Bridge Access Platforms

Eadon Consulting, in collaboration with The Spencer Group, designed 14 aluminium access platforms for the Forth Road Bridge. The platforms were designed in aluminium to minimise weight making their handling on site during installation easier and safer.

The units were designed so that they can be either installed separately or linked together to form longer platforms.

Each platform consisted of two end frames, a front hand rail and a base. The end frames are installed and clamped to the main chord of the bridge and then the base is lowered down to locate within the sockets on the end frames. The last piece to be installed is the hand rail which provides both protection and further rigidity to the platform.

For more information regarding our movable structure design services or to discuss your access gantry requirements, please telephone 0114 399 0400 or email us.

Key Facts
  • Location:
    Forth Road Bridge, Scotland
  • Client:
    The Spencer Group
  • Working With:
    The Spencer Group