Monday 10 Oct 2005


Region & Route:
| Wales & Western: Wales & Borders
| Wales & Western: Western
| Wales & Western
Torre Station footbridge has officially re-opened following a £250,000 rebuilding project that has given a new lease of life to this 120 year old structure. Andy Hancock, Network Rail’s General Manager for the West Country, said: “As the bridge dates back to the 1890s, the restoration of the bridge, to include its original features, has involved a great deal of preparation and work.  The project team have done a fantastic job in restoring the bridge for the benefit of all.” The £250,000 scheme, which took six months to complete, came on the heels of a severe fire which badly damaged the structure and involved: ·         Re-levelling the staircase ·         Replacing burnt and charred timbers on the staircase and the roof ·         Re-lining the main and staircase roofs with zinc ·         Repainting the entire footbridge ·         Renewing all the lighting and installing a lightening conductor Network Rail contracted Dean & Dyball to complete the works.

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