What will the project deliver?
The scheme will deliver a new, safer bridge, free of corrosion and built to the required standards for Network Rail's national electrification programme.
The scheme will result in a fit for purpose bridge. The electrification programme will, in turn, mean faster, greener, quieter and more reliable journeys for thousands of passengers.
- The corrosion on the bridge has been caused by the salty sea air.
- The work has been tied into the electrification programme to minimise local disruption.
- If the works do not take place, the bridge would need to be demolished.