Byram footbridge

Network Rail set to commence work on Byram footbridge

Network Rail are set to begin key improvement work on Byram footbridge in Brotherton to ensure that it stays fit for purpose.

Beginning on 1st November teams will conduct work to repair and strengthen the bridge.

This work involves installing scaffolding around the structure, grit-blasting to remove older layers of paint and mending the metalwork.

The current wooden deck will also be removed to make way for new anti-slip surfacing.

A section of the footpath running over the bridge will be closed from 1st November 2021 to 31st January 2022 to ensure the work can take place safely.

Diversions will be signposted for people in the local community and will be in place whilst the work takes place.

The work will not impact on rail services and Network Rail is working to keep disruption to a minimum.

Matt Rice, Route Director for Network Rail’s North and East route explained how Network Rail are working to minimise any disturbances caused by the work.

Mr Rice said: “This work is essential to make sure people in Brotherton can continue using the footbridge and safely cross over the railway.

“We’re working to minimise disruption for people in the community, but we can only complete the improvements safely when the footbridge is closed.

“The temporary closure until January means we can avoid multiple periods of disruption.

“I’d like to apologise for any inconvenience it causes.”

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