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.
This bridge has been identified as having insufficient clearance for overhead line equipment (electrified wires carrying 25,000 volts) to safely pass beneath it, and therefore the bridge needs to be partially demolished and then reconstructed. To enable demolition of the existing bridge and accommodate the reconstruction of a modern replacement, we need to secure additional land and air rights near to the structure.
Work on the structure will begin early in the 2019. The work will be undertaken in two phases. The first phase involves the many utilities running through the bridge, which will be diverted over a nearby scaffold bridge. Once the utilities have been diverted, the second phase of demolition and reconstruction can take place.
We are currently working closely with Bedford Borough Council and will post details regarding construction work and traffic management on this page as they become available.
We invite you to The Park Inn Hotel, 2 St Mary's St, Bedford on 7 December 2018 from 15:00 until 19:00 to find out more about these essential upgrade works.
Transport & Works Act Order
To enable us to carry out this work, Bromham Road Bridge is included within a Transport & Works Act Order (TWAO) that we applied for in June 2018.
This process is ongoing and you can find out more about the Transport & Works Act Order and our proposals by visiting our London to Corby TWAO page or consultations.networkrail.co.uk/communications/bromham-road-bridge.
If you have any questions you can email us: L2CTWAO@networkrail.co.uk or call our 24-hour National Helpline on 03457 11 41 41