Bognor to get new railway footbridge to last a lifetime: New bridge-15

Monday 6 Aug 2018

Bognor to get new railway footbridge to last a lifetime

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Residents in Bognor are being invited to a community drop-in session to find out more about plans to replace a railway footbridge.

The bridge, which has carried thousands of passengers and pedestrians over the tracks at Ivy Lane in Bognor, has reached the end of its working life and needs replacing.

Stephen Gillen, Network Rail Works Delivery Manager, said: “We’re replacing the bridge with a modern structure that will literally last a lifetime – the new footbridge has a life expectancy of 125 years.

“Network Rail is keen to keep the community informed of our plans and how the project might impact them, so we’ve set up a drop-in session for people to see for themselves and ask questions.

“There will be some inevitable disruption while the works take place, but we will try and keep this to an absolute minimum and get the new bridge installed as quickly as possible.”

Work is expected to start at the end of September when underground cables will be relocated, before the bridge is demolished in late October, and a new one is installed in November.

The footbridge is scheduled to be closed from 15 October to 21 December, during which there will be a diversion in place for pedestrians. 

If you want to learn more about the project, residents are encouraged to attend the drop-in session at South Bersted Church Hall in Bersted Street, Bognor Regis, PO22 9QE, on Thursday, 23 August, from 6pm to 8pm.

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