We have refurbished Caerleon Road railway bridge in Newport as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan.
The essential repair and renewal work to the 113 year-old railway underbridge, which crosses the B4596 Caerleon Road, included steel work repairs to strengthen the bridge, stone work repairs to the bridge abutments, plus deep cleaning and painting.
This essential refurbishment work has helped restore the bridge for years to come. This project was completed in two phases and this decision was made together with Newport City Council and other partners to avoid having to close the road for any extended period of time to complete these works, minimising disruption to the local community and road users.
This work was completd in Spring 2019.
The first phase of the refurbishment work was completed in November 2018.
We carried out essential repairs to the steelwork and stonework to the bridge abutments, as well as deep cleaning and painting the first half of the bridge.
The second and final phase of these essential refurbishment works commenced on 4 January 2019 and was completed by Spring 2019. In order for us to carry out this work as safely as possible a single lane road traffic management system was in operation during these times. Access for pedestrians and cyclists remained open throughout the duration of this work.