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Lincolnshire £2.7 million rail bridge project a success

Network Rail completed work on two bridges in Grantham, Lincolnshire making them “fit for purpose for the future”. The bridges which carry the East Coast Mainline over both Barrowby Road and Springfield Road were under review last year and recently received the required attention. With both steel and brickwork done and further re-water proofing and re-painting.  

Route Director for Network Rail’s East Coast Route Paul Rutter said: This vital work to strengthen the two railway bridges in Grantham means they are fit for purpose for the future – to carry the East Coast Main Line and for people in the community to safely pass underneath them.

“We carefully planned the project to minimise disruption for people in the community as much as possible. The weather brought some challenges and we want to thank drivers, residents and businesses in Grantham for their continued patience while the work was carried out.”

The work was completed in stages over a seven-month period, with Network Rail trying to reduce impacts from closing these roads where possible. The decrease in demand for services due to recent national lockdowns also helped with the accurate and careful reparations.

The project however experienced hardships with weather conditions causing delays in February. However earlier this month it was confirmed that both bridges are now fit for many more years of carrying trains along the UK’s busiest routes.

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