Network Rail has announced that the footbridge at West Wickham Station has been strengthened and repaired, to ensure its reliability for years to come.
The station and footbridge were opened in 1882, and were in need of this necessary upgrade.
The bridge girders and timbers were replaced, new stair elevation stringers were fitted, along with a steel walkway floor.
The bridge was also cleaned and painted to finish the upgrade.
David Alderson, project manager at Network Rail, said: “I’m really pleased with the repair work at the station which went really well despite the Covid-19 restrictions. I’d like to thank colleagues and stakeholders for their help in making this happen and allowing the work to continue.
“This is one of a number of station footbridges that we are working on and this footbridge will be of benefit to all that use it.”
David Wornham, passenger services director at Southeastern, said: “We are very fortunate that we have been able to complete a number of projects during the last four months and we look forward to seeing our passengers, as they return to our network, benefiting from the re-vamped footbridge.”
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