As part of the Midland Main Line Upgrade we are planning to reconstruct Bromham Road Bridge in Bedford

Bromham Road Bridge is a two span brick arch bridge that lies to the north of Bedford Central station and carries the 2-lane single carriageway Bromham Road over the Midland Main Line.

The bridge was demolished and reconstructed in November 2019 for overhead line equipment (electrified wires carrying 25,000 volts) to pass beneath.

To allow work to the new structure to take place safely, Bromham Road is fully closed to vehicles until ​Summer 2020 (a diversionary route is in place via the A6 and Clapham Road) and work to the bridge is on-going till Autumn 2020.

 A temporary bridge is in place to maintain access for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists.

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The closure of Bromham Road will be in place until Summer 2020 to allow the final stage of work to upgrade the railway bridge to be completed.

We are making the most of fewer motorists currently being on the roads in Bedford, as people continue to follow government advice and avoid non-essential travel. Reduced traffic levels in the area mean that the road closure can be extended without being particularly disruptive for the community. The extended road closure will mean that progress can be made on the bridge upgrade, whilst reducing the impact on residents in Bedford.

The extension of the full road closure also means there is sufficient space to accommodate the social distancing requirements for both the public and the workforce whilst still allowing the works to progress.

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Please allow more time for your journey and thank you for your patience whilst the work takes place.

For more information please telephone our 24-Hour National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41 or visit our contact us page.