Cowbridge Road railway bridge to get a facelift

Published on : Wednesday, March 9, 2016

edfd4a16b09a4d2fa7af0e39a49eb6cdCowbridge Road Railway Bridge in Bridgend is being refurbished as part of Network Rail’s £40bn Railway Upgrade Plan to provide a bigger, better, more reliable railway for passengers.

 
Network Rail’s engineering ‘orange army’ will be carrying out essential repairs to address the damage caused by a number of vehicles that have struck the bridge in recent years. They will also use the opportunity to improve the bridge’s appearance by removing the current dilapidated paint coating and giving it a fresh lick of paint.

 

In order to safely complete the repair and renewal works to the bridge, the A473 Cowbridge Road will be closed to all traffic from 8pm on Friday, 11 March and will reopen at 5am on Monday, 14 March. A diversionary route will be in place and will be clearly signposted.

 

Pedestrian access on the footpaths underneath the bridge will also be closed for the duration of the work. Network Rail will be providing a free minibus to shuttle pedestrians from one side of the bridge to the other in order to minimise disruption.Rebecca Heeley, community relations manager for Network Rail Wales said: “The railway bridge on Cowbridge Road is getting a much needed facelift.

 

“We have concentrated this essential work into as short a time-frame as possible to minimise disruption to our lineside neighbours, pedestrians and road users. We would like to thank everyone in advance for their patience.”

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