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What a difference three years makes

Lamington viaduct is a four span 101-metre bridge, the largest of 4 railway bridges that crosses the River Clyde. On December 30th 2015 Storm Frank led to the undermining of the viaduct and the erosion of the upstream embankments and ultimately led to the closure of the railway. As part of the scheme AmcoGiffen had to reinstate 320m of embankments under a complex CAR Licence. A hard engineering solution was required to protect the Client’s infrastructure, but through working with AmcoGiffen’s designer JBA a more ecologically sensitive solution was achieved by overlaying the installed rock armour with soil and biodegradable geotextiles impregnated with a wildflower-grass seed mix.

 After 3 seasons this embankment is still bringing benefits to wildlife. Images taken in July this year.

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