Network Rail has announced that engineers have today resumed work to rebuild Irthlingborough Road bridge in Wellingborough.
The bridge was demolished in late 2018 to allow extra space for the electric wire equipment to be installed between Bedford and Kettering / Corby.
Following a review and feedback of the programme, Network Rail has decided that the structure will be rebuilt in the same position, but at an increased height.
The bridge will be completed by Summer 2020, with the bridge being reopened to vehicles and pedestrians.
Network Rail is holding a public information event on Wednesday, 13 November between 16:00 and 18:00 at Unit 10 in the Leyland Trading Estate.
What did the officials say?
Gavin Crook, the Principal Programme Sponsor for Network Rail, said:
“Good progress has been made on this project since our last public meeting in August. We have appointed a contractor, ordered the replacement bridge deck and have developed a robust plan to rebuild the bridge.
“We continue to work closely with Northampton County Council and the Borough Council in Wellingborough and would like to reassure all those impacted by the closure that we are working to complete the project as quickly as possible.
“We would like to thank all those affected for their patience.”
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