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Driving a bridge through Warrington

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Network Rail has released a video showing railway bridges being driven through the streets of Warrington.

The former Bewsey Street bridge was removed at Warrington Central station and driven through the town’s streets over the August bank holiday weekend as part of major work to improve journeys for rail passengers and freight.

Once clear of the site, its replacement was slowly manoeuvred into place on the back of a huge transporter vehicle.

Chris Pye, Network Rail.

Chris Pye, Network Rail’s infrastructure director for the North West, said: “I’m hugely proud of the hundreds of planners and engineers who’ve worked tirelessly this year to improve Warrington’s railway for the future.”

The replacement of Bewsey Street bridge was one of five major railway bridge overhauls undertaken by Network Rail in Warrington this year as part of an £11.35 investment by Network Rail. The other four were:

  • South Lane bridge being replaced over 11-12 September;
  • Two bridge decks being replaced at Warrington Bank Quay station at Easter;
  • Foundry Street bridge also replaced over the same August bank holiday weekend.

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