Friday 17 February 2023

Getting things done - footbridge south of Harris Academy #dundeewestend

Residents will recall that, before Christmas, there was unfortunate recent vandalism of the footbridge over the rail line south of Harris Academy.

The principal engineer at the City Council dealing with this has further updated us on progress with repairs as follows :

"Tayside Contracts has set up security Heras fencing at both sides of the bridge to prevent access. This fencing will be in place until the bridge repairs are complete.

Network Rail and Dundee City Council engineers have assessed the bridge and confirmed that although the bridge is damaged there isn’t a need to introduce train speed restrictions.

We are consulting with Network Rail to formalise their required Basic Asset protection agreement (BAPA), line possession dates and estimation of their costs.

Also, we are currently putting together tender contract documentation for the required bridge repairs, which we hope to have issued in the next few weeks for contractors to price.

Unfortunately, we don’t have a timeframe until we have a contractor appointed and Network Rail’s agreement for rail track possession."