The North Bridge is a 3 span structure originally constructed in the late 1800’s that connects the old and

New town of Edinburgh and it passes directly over the existing Waverley Train Station.  The North Bridge, in its current form, was constructed circa 1895. Remedial works were undertaken again in 1933.

In the early 1990’s painting was undertaken to the decorative facades and new parapets were installed with decorative covers of spheroidal cast iron construction. Principal Inspections were undertaken in 2015 which identified defects which required urgent attention. Intervention works were undertaken by City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) in 2017 to rectify the immediate defects and install netting to temporarily manage the remaining issues identified in the PI report.

The bridge is Category A-listed. Additionally the bridge is situated within a World Heritage Site and above the Category A listed Waverley Station.

Core Works to North Bridge


•          Structural steelwork repairs.

•          Grit blasting and repainting of the structural steelwork.

•          Repairs to the cast iron façades.

•          Grit blasting and repainting of the cast iron façades.

•          Repairs to the underside of the bridge's concrete deck.

•          Improvements to the structural drainage systems

•          Replacement of expansion joints.

•          Restoration of, and repairs to, the King's Own Scottish Borderers War Memorial (located

on the east plinth of the bridge's south pier).

•          Installation of permanent platforms to improve access provisions for future inspection and

minor maintenance.

•          All temporary scaffolding required to access the structure

Address North Bridge Refurbishment project,
Balfour Beatty Site Office,
Market Street,

See leaflet for directions

Parking available no
Length of Visit 1 and Half Hours
Maximum Group Size 20
Register by March 15, 2020
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Minimum group size 20 spaces
Maximum group size 20 spaces
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions yes


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