Leamington Lift Bridge

An internal inspection and assessment to determine the current structural condition of Leamington Lift Bridge is set to get underway in 2018/2019.

Leamington Lift Bridge is a lift bridge that crosses the Union Canal near its terminus at Lochrin Basin in Edinburgh.

Built in 1906, the bridge is constructed from a wooden deck that can be raised between two gantries to give a clearance of 9 feet (2.7 m) below. Whilst the bridge is not open to cars, there is a lattice girder footbridge which allows pedestrians to cross when the deck is raised for boats. 

The bridge requires an internal inspection and assessment to determine its current structural condition. Dependant on the outcomes of the inspection, work may be required to replace certain sections of the bridge. We would also plan to replace the bridge control systems and pedestrian signals to current regulatory standards.

This page will be updated as works progress.