Positive Feedback Received as 142 year old Railway Bridge is Replaced in Five Days

Osborne and Network Rail worked round the clock, for five days to replace a 142-year-old railway bridge in Portsmouth to improve reliability of the railway for passengers.

They worked from 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 was 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.

Feedback from Network Rail included:  “Please can you pass on my thanks to the whole team on site.  For the two days I was present, the site was safe and very well organised.  Everyone knew where they needed to be and the coordination showed with your progress against programme.”

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