Wieland Electric were approached by the main electrical contractors on the £1.4 billion refurbishment of the Forth Road Bridge crossing over the Firth of Forth in Scotland for the design and supply of a cabling solution for the lighting system across the bridge. This is part of a massive ongoing project that will reach completion ????
The two-year project, which sees the replacement of road bridge’s North and South approach sections, the central cable stayed bridge, its three towers and abutment buildings, was commissioned by Transport Scotland and is set to be the longest three tower cable-stayed bridge in the world and will help to ensure the future of this vital element of Scotland’s transport network. Working closely with the installers, Wieland designed and created a system to channel power and control cabling for the decorative lighting across the bridge. Using products from our RST range, we provided our RST Classic for power to the new Thorn luminaires installed over the bridge and RST Mini for the DMX control of nearly 3000 fittings over the bridge. Having worked with many projects using DMX technology, we were able to design the system so that the power and DMX supplies could not be cross matched. The combination of 120 prebuilt road deck sections, fully-formed modules will be developed at a specially created off-site manufacturing hub, and Wieland’s structured wiring solution has significantly reduced logistical constraints and costs, whilst reducing the project’s on-site health and safety risks. The competed bridge stands 207 metres above high tide (683ft), equivalent to approximately 22 London buses stacked end-to-end.