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‘Rotten’ Burnley canal bridge replaced by Network Rail

Network Rail engineers have replaced a "rotten and rusted” bridge as part of the Great North Rail Project.

The bridge, which crosses a canal in Burnley, was replaced with a new one weighing 80 tonnes.

A temporary pontoon was installed across the Leeds-Liverpool Canal to catch falling debris as the old bridge was removed.

The old structure, which was next to Burnley Barracks, was almost 100 years old.

The line is a lesser-used bi-directional branch, and 50 metres of new bi-directional track was laid across the new bridge.

Chris Atkins, project manager of the £1.4m scheme, said: “This work was excellently planned and excellently delivered.

“Replacing this bridge is a must-do job that is essential for the continued safe running of the railway for customers in Burnley.”

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Andrew Gwilt   15/11/2017 at 12:49

Keep up with the work Network Rail.

Ryan   15/11/2017 at 13:37

Thanks Andrew.

Keith   15/11/2017 at 13:45

Appreciate the message Andrew.

Manchester Mike   15/11/2017 at 15:03

Way to keep on top of things Andrew!

Mmlred   15/11/2017 at 15:28

Hooray for Andrew!

Manfred   16/11/2017 at 01:43

Next stop - Marks Tey-Sudbury!

Andrew Gwilt   16/11/2017 at 01:43

I appreciate it. Thanks.

Andrew Gwilt   16/11/2017 at 01:51

Just stop with the Marks Tey-Sudbury crap ok @Manfred. Ffs

Fjsoddsfoij   16/11/2017 at 15:37

But what will be happening with the Marks Tey-Sudbury branch then.

Andrew Gwilt   16/11/2017 at 18:44


Anonymous   16/11/2017 at 18:58

Again with all the arguments. Wow talk about idiots talking completely nonsense and rubbish. This is about Network Rail. Doing a job that they want to improve and maintain the railways across the UK. And to bring better and reliable transport into the economy and to allow people to use the trains more often to commute to work and for leisure purposes and even traveling on the trains for a holiday. And that’s why Network Rail are doing their best to improve the railways in the UK. Including completing the Crossrail project, Thameslink programme, Scotland’s railway infrastructure and the North of England Northern Powerhouse scheme. And not forgetting HS2. So why the stupid arguments on this. Grow up you lot.

RMT   16/11/2017 at 19:17

Commenting under a different "name" does not change the fact that it is you, Andrew. Again, why do you seem to act as if you know better than actual NR employees.

Andrew Gwilt   16/11/2017 at 21:30

Is there a chance you might actually ban me from commenting. If so then go ahead.

AJG89   21/11/2017 at 03:20

Keep up with the good work Network Rail. By saying that. I think I do like Network Rail.

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