Blackpool bridge scheme joins national campaign

As work gets underway to replace a key bridge in Blackpool, one of our This is Civil Engineering banners will be on display, informing the public about the civil engineering work taking place.

Making civil engineering activity more visible to local people.
Making civil engineering activity more visible to local people.

The deck of the existing bridge needs replacing due to corrosion, caused by exposure to the salty seaside air. The new bridge will also be raised, in line with the electrification works taking place on the train line.

The first phase of work will create a temporary pedestrian crossing over the railway line, which will also house the service connections currently located underneath the bridge.

This work is taking place in preparation for phase two, which will see the bridge demolished and replaced, after the winter illuminations season.

Coordinating the activity will help keep disruption to a minimum.

Story Contracting and Wilde Consulting Engineers are completing the work on behalf of Blackpool Council and Network Rail.

Work is expected to be completed by summer 2017.

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Interested in joining the campaign? Email Spencer Fitz-Gibbon at: spencer.fitz-gibbon@ice.org.uk.

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