Wednesday 17 Mar 2004

NEW £1 MILLION RAILWAY BRIDGE CROSSES RIVER YEO

Region & Route:
| Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
| Wales & Western
A railway bridge over the River Yeo near Yatton, Somerset, has been replaced with a new £1.1 million structure as part of Network Rail’s continuing investment in the future of the railway. The existing bridge had come to the end of its design life and needed replacing. The old deck was removed and replaced with a new deck fabricated off site and craned into place. “The work was carried out over a series of weekends when the line was closed and went very smoothly,” said Network Rail Project Manager Scott Pillinger. “The old bridge had served its purpose and had to be completely replaced with this new structure, which is made of steel and concrete.”

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