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A60 Bridge replacement gets the green light

The Great Central Railway PLC’s Board are pleased to announce that they have today given approval for the work on the...



GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY GIVES THE GO AHEAD FOR £1,000,000 BRIDGE REPLACEMENT!



The Great Central Railway PLC’s Board are pleased to announce that they have today given approval for the work on the replacement of Bridge 326 crossing the A60 adjacent to the former Brush Works in Loughborough to commence with immediate effect.

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Steel cross section of new bridge



A purchase order has now been placed with VolkerLaser who are the preferred main contractors. Fabrication of the two new steel and concrete U decks will commence as soon as the final design work is completed by HBPW Consulting of Retford and the steel (which has already been design-specified) arrives at the fabricators, Carver Steel in Harworth, Doncaster. Volker will be ready to demolish the old bridge deck and install the new twin decks from the 1st October, as well as making good the existing bridge abutments.

This will enable both the track to the midland mainline chord and the future line from GCR south to pass over the newly-constructed bridge. Two tracks over the bridge are essential to secure a future connection with the mainline.

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Concrete cross section of new bridge



This project represents the next major step in the reunification of the Great Central Railway Loughborough with the northern section which leads to Ruddington in Nottinghamshire.

This major project will cost in excess of £1 million in total and is projected to complete at the end of October this year. The bridge replacement will be funded by supporters and the Railway’s charitable trust and will therefore be cost-neutral to the PLC.


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