Progress Continues on the Burnaby Road Bridge Replacement
Osborne is working with Network Rail to replace a 142-year-old railway bridge in Portsmouth to improve reliability of the railway for passengers.
The teams will be working around the clock for five days (Monday 12 February until Friday 16 February 2018) to replace Burnaby Road bridge and complete associated track works.
The £2.7 million investment forms part of the national Railway Upgrade Plan and is crucial to bring the crossing up to modern standards.
The new 88-tonne structure is being made in Lanarkshire using only British steel. The original aesthetic of the existing bridge will be reflected in the new structure, with the bridge being painted in cream and ‘night blue’; the colours of the Portsmouth crest.
Load restrictions are already in place on the bridge to protect the structure, limiting freight train use, and passenger services would also need to be restricted in the future if this work was not carried out.