Burnaby Road bridge replacement

We have replaced a 142-year-old railway bridge in Portsmouth to improve reliability of the railway for passengers.

Our team worked around the clock for five days (Monday 12 February until Friday 16 February 2018) to replace Burnaby Road bridge and complete associated track works.

The £2.7 million investment forms part of the national Railway Upgrade Plan and was crucial to bring the crossing up to modern standards.

The new Burnaby road bridge at night
The updated Burnaby Road bridge

The new 88-tonne structure was made in Lanarkshire using only British steel.

The aesthetic of bridge is reflected in the new structure, with the bridge being painted in cream and ‘night blue’; the colours of the Portsmouth crest.

The benefits

Load restrictions are already in place on the bridge to protect the structure, limiting freight train use, and passenger services would also need to be restricted in the future if this work was not carried out.