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Road bridge over railway line successfully reopened to the public in Bradford On Avon

Our delighted team ahead of opening the bridge
Previous life expired bridge

After significant refurbishment work we have reopened a road bridge which carries traffic on the A363 St Margaret’s Street over the railway; in Bradford on Avon, to road users for the first time since last October.  

Our Rail delivery team demolished the single span life expired bridge and reinstalled it in situ, the narrow location and squeezed worksite made the project quite a challenge but it is now open to traffic and the footpath is due to be reopened in early 2024.

Throughout the programme our team implemented several efficiencies to overcome the challenges in the location, including use of a crash deck insitu to allow workers to safely carry out works during daytime hours over the live railway and the use of a telehandler to install the steel parapets ahead of completing the road formation.  Also, as the work site is extremely close to houses the team made every effort to minimise disruption  to local people as they ensured plant and equipment was segregated when it wasn’t in use and fenced off to allow people to continue to easily access their homes throughout the road closure, and kept the community regularly informed of the works.

The renewal works will allow road users to travel safely over the railway line for many more years.

A huge thank you to the local community for their patience and well done to everyone involved for your collaborative efforts and completing the works safely.

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