Mode of access: Rope access
Task in hand: Bridge inspection & measured survey via rope access
Location: Oban, Scotland
Team Size: 4
Duration: 1 month
The SG Access rope access bridge inspection team were deployed to Oban, Scotland, to carry out a full inspection of the Connel Bridge, primarily aid climbing to gain access to all areas, allowing a through inspection of each element of the bridge above and below deck.
The Connel Bridge is a category B listed cantilever steel bridge spanning Loch Etieve. The bridge has a span of 160 m with a suspended central span of 71m, and was first opened in 1903 as a railway bridge, but was later modified and now takes the A828 road across the loch at its narrowest point.
A complex structure, the inspection of which required the gathering and collating of vast amounts of detailed data whilst working in a challenging work environment, we are proud of our team for a job well done and providing a comprehensive report for our client, and we count ourselves extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend a month working in such a spectacular location inspecting what is a truly a magnificent structure.