Tuesday 16 Nov 2004


Region & Route:
| Southern: Wessex
| Southern
For six weeks, from 15 November 2004, £350,000 worth of essential work will be carried out to Popes Grove railway bridge in Twickenham. The bridge, which is north of Strawberry Hill station, will be cleaned up by grit blasting and painting, and the track and its foundations will also be renewed. David Pape, Network Rail Route Director said:  “Pope’s Grove bridge, north of Strawberry Hill station will undergo a transformation in the way it looks and in the way we secure the rail to the bridge. This is going to strengthen the structure, improving the track’s performance and increasing its lifespan for the thousands of passengers who use this stretch of railway every day.” During the work, Pope’s Grove road will be closed for short periods of time. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout and road diversions will be in place. Local residents have been informed and the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames and the Highways Agency have been consulted. Scaffolding will be erected to clean the bridge and a mobile road crane used to bring in equipment and to help work on the sides of the bridge.  

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