Scour protection works

  • Scour protection works in progress

Lead Partner: Glasgow City Council, Land Services

Project Team: McKean Civil Engineering Contractors


Project History
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Glasgow City Centre


Scour protection works were carried out on the upper stretches of the River Clyde from early March until June 2006 at Albert Bridge, the Tidal Weir, Polmadie (Kay's) Footbridge and Dalmarnock Bridge.

The works are essential to the long-term stability of these structures and were identified during an underwater structural inspection which revealed scouring of the riverbed around their supporting piers. The remedial works involved the placement of rock armour to reinstate the riverbed to its natural level and provide protection to the bridge supports.

Current status:



Commenced April 2006. Completed July 2006.