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Revitalising the 182-year old Ouse Valley Viaduct

Our team have been spotted on the news

Click the image to watch stunning drone footage

Great progress has been made by our Rail Services team working to renew and restore the stunning Ouse Valley Viaduct; which carries the London-Brighton Railway Line over the River Ouse in Sussex back to its former glory.

The 450-metre-long structure with 37 arches which was orignally built in 1841 has deteriorated over time. Our team are working hard to carry out brickwork and stonework repairs and are implementing many innovative solutions to restore the structure to it’s 1800 style and ensure the viaduct’s heritage is maintained.

So that workers could safely enter areas where access is usually difficult, the team had to adopt a unique approach for the extensive brickwork repairs across arches 3-8. In collaboration with our partner, All Task, they designed and installed bespoke temporary scaffolding and scaffold foundations at        the Grade II listed viaduct which also ensures minimal disruption to the railway line.

The team are also currently working on a temporary works design that will allow workers to safely access and carry out slope stabilisation works along the steep embankments when works begin on arches 1-2.

We’re delighted that ITV News visited the site to learn about how we’re working hard to preserve the viaduct’s heritage. You can watch drone footage by clicking on the image above or read the news story on the ITV website.

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