Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Bridge Replacement


The bridge on the former Hull & Barnsley mianline which crosses Spring Bank West in Hull is being replaced over Christmas - the replacement will allow for the road to be widened and a new, modern structure to be installed.

This wasn't one of the structures which I worked on during my time with VolkerRail, so it's interesting to see the quite different approach here. Our work was upgrading and strengthening existing structures rather than the wholesale replacement.

So while you tuck in to your Christmas dinner, spare a thought for the railwaymen who are working hard over Christmas (or maybe wish you were one of them while you spend the day with people you don't really like or wouldn't normally give the time of day to!).

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