The Erskine Bridge on the banks of the River Clyde is used by all types of motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. In a major project, the current pipeline is being replaced and diverted to an alternative crossing. 1.9km of new pipeline will also be installed beneath the river which will pass beneath a canal, a railway and the carriageway of the A82.Challenge
Complex drilling and tunnelling techniques, including Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) and micro tunnelling are required but ground conditions, riverbank geometry and existing buildings makes this project complex. The bridge is also located near schools, local businesses and residential properties. Monitoring noise and vibration pollution is essential to protect local residents and sensitive environmental areas.Solution
Two Monitex Vibration Monitors and six Monitex Noise Monitors were positioned around the most critical parts of the site. These innovative systems are designed for maximum ease-of-use, even in harsh outdoor conditions. They provide accurate and continuous readings of noise and vibration levels. These monitors ensured workers, residents and the local environment, were not impacted by the major works of the project.