Plymouth Road bridge reconstruction

The replacement of a corroded bridge which also requires modification as part of Network Rail's electrification programme.

Essential work to replace Plymouth Road bridge gets underway.
Essential work to replace Plymouth Road bridge gets underway.
  • Updated: 19 August, 2016

Project facts

Project team:

  • Blackpool Council
  • Network Rail
  • Story Contracting Ltd
  • Wilde Consulting



Completed by:

Summer 2017


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.

Local impact

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.

Interesting facts

  • 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.

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