The £7.5m project to refurbish and repaint the North Queensferry approach of the Forth Bridge in Scotland is now underway.
The project started in February and has now progressed with grit blasting to remove the old paint from the structure.
Engineers from Balfour Beatty will then repaint the spans in the iconic red colour.
Trains services are not being disrupted during the work, with the project expected to be completed in early 2022.
Mark Wilson, Project Manager at Network Rail, said: “This is an exciting milestone in our project to refurbish the north approach span to the world famous Forth Bridge.
“We have planned these works carefully to try and minimise possible disruption to the local community and railway users.
“Our investment in this work will not only ensure the bridge remains one of the most recognisable structures in the world but will be crucial in our efforts to maintain a safe and reliable railway for years to come.
“A key element to the work has been the engagement with the North Queensferry community which sits underneath the north approach and we would like to thank the community for their patience and understanding during this essential work.”
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