Project Description

Client: Department for Infrastructure


Bridge UB 424 carries the main Belfast to Larne twin-track railway line over North Road, Carrickfergus. UB 424 had a history of reported bridge strikes. The project was to install new Collision Protection Beams which were to also act as new parapet edge beams.

Works included:

  • Demolition – removal of existing reinforced parapet & edge beam. Ballast retaining measures, abutments and signage
  • Installation- Precast Concrete Collision Protection Beams and Cills Beams
  • Painted tubular steel handrail bolted to the top edge of Precast Concrete Collision Protection Beams
  • Concrete Repairs- repairs to the underside of the bridge deck
  • Signage- reinstatement of signage and painting of hazard markings on collision beam