Raising the height of a bridge

With bridge reconstruction work, some disruption is unavoidable – including the temporary closures of roads and footpaths

We make every effort to minimise disruption to local communities and are committed to completing the works as quickly and efficiently as possible. We work closely with stakeholders to make sure sensitive structures are safeguarded.

Working with local authorities helps to ensure effective road diversions are put in place and these are publicised widely. We keep local communities and road users informed of our progress.

Where possible, we try to avoid reconstructing bridges as it’s usually the most costly option and can disrupt the road network. It can be the best choice, particularly if a bridge is in poor condition. Reconstructed bridges have a lifespan in excess of 100 years.

New technology being trialled to make bridge reconstruction unnecessary

More about Electrification works

Learn more about some of the work we do to prepare the railway for electrification.