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03.10.14

NR launches 110m-long temporary bridge over GWML at Iver

A 110m-long temporary road bridge has been launched over the Great Western Main Line (GWML), as part of Crossrail electrification works. 

The temporary structure, which weighs 350 tonnes, has been installed at Thorney Lane in Iver ahead of the demolition of the existing bridge at Christmas. 

Both that bridge and Stoke Poges Bridge in Slough will be demolished and replaced with permanent bridges to allow enough clearance for OLE to be installed. 

Matthew Steele, programme director for Crossrail at Network Rail, said: “Crossrail is one of the most important projects that Network Rail is working on and promises to deliver huge improvements to rail transport in Slough, South Buckinghamshire and across the route. 

“The project team are committed to delivering these important works efficiently and in partnership with the local authorities.” 

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Stoke Poges Lane Bridge in Slough will be closed between late November 2014 and April 2015 with traffic redirected along Farnham Road or Stoke Road and William Street. 

Matthew White, surface director at Crossrail, added: “Crossrail will provide a major improvement in public transport for people in the area – better stations, new trains and more comfortable journeys. 

“Passengers will be able to travel right through central London without having to change trains, making it easier and more convenient to get to a range of destinations across the capital and the South East.” 

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