Watch: Managing and preparing for ice accretion to prevent closures on the Queensferry Crossing

Bear Scotland bridges manager Chris Tracey discusses the efforts to mitigate ice formation on the crucial road crossing which has been forced to close on four separate occasions, due to ice falling on to the carriageway from the cables and towers, since the bridges completion in 2017.

  • Explore the results from the trail of cleaning the 96 bridge cables to prevent ice accretion.
  • Learn about the findings from the Jules Verne climatic wind tunnel in France on cleaning methods and coatings of the cables to prevent ice accumulation.
  • Examine how thermal cameras and improvements in weather forecasting and helping to mitigate bridge closures due to ice formation on the bridge.

You can further read about Bear Scotland's process here.

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