Undy Halt footbridge set to reopen next week

Thursday 17th December 2015 1:30 pm
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The old stucture was removed in October ()

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A RAILWAY footbridge is set to reopen next week after months of work.

Earlier this year, work commenced to reconstruct Undy Halt footbridge, which required replacement as part of Network Rail’s work to electrify the mainline.

After work that has seen the old bridge replaced and a new, safer structure installed, the new bridge will be opened for pedestrians next Wednesday (23rd December.)

As Undy Half footbridge was too low to clear the overhead wires, it was demolished and has now been replaced with a new structure.

The old bridge was removed in October, with around 30 tonnes of steel being cut into sections and removed from the site. The new footbridge was installed last month, and workers are now completing the finishing touches by painting and installing fencing before the bridge is reopened for pedestrians.

The new footbridge was redesigned and relocated slightly, with the overall footprint of the bridge moving approximately 5-10 metres to the west.

It also has a different overall shape, with the north set of steps rotating to face westwards, as well as improved gradients and landings.

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