Thursday 30 Oct 2003


Region & Route:
| Southern
As part of its commitment to rebuild the railway, Network Rail has invested £350,000 carrying out major strengthening work to Alleyn Park Road Bridge, West Dulwich. A routine inspection of the bridge showed that the bridge supports had deteriorated and major structural strengthening work was required. Part of the structural problems of the bridge can be traced to bomb damage from World War Two. The original Victorian structure was built around 1863 and maintenance work has been carried out regularly, most recently in 2002.  The work began in May 03 and was completed on 22 August 03. Train services were unaffected during the construction work as no line closure was required – Scheme Project Manager - Stuart Jones Network Rail’s Southern Regional Director, Robin Gisby said: “The improvement and strengthening work to this bridge are part of Network Rail’s commitment to providing a safe and reliable rail network through the maintenance of our railway structures.”

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