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Leicestershire Bridge to be Opened up Again

Leicestershire Bridge to be Opened up Again

A railroad bridge that suffered a major accident last summer in the August of 2016 is set to be up and running again on the 27th March so that normal services can resume on the line. The bridge in question was located along the Leicestershire Midland Main Line in the area of Barrow-upon-Soar and its collapse resulted in services all over the Leicestershire area being diverted or stopped altogether. Whilst the actual repairs were only short-term, more work took place over the course of the year to ensure that it was properly repaired for the future: indeed, this ambitious venture involved the shifting of a total of 200 tons of wreckage as well as renovating the gas and water lines along the bridge and fixing areas of the road that had been damaged by the bridge’s collapse.

This in itself took a considerable amount of time and Gary Walsh of Network Rail wanted to express his thanks towards the locals who will undoubtedly have suffered changes to normal services during the repair period. However, he emphasized that the works were on the whole necessary and it will mean on the whole that the bridge will be functioning as well as it was before the accident that hit it. AMCO contractual company representatives who put the repairs into implementation as well as Network Rail themselves will be hosting an event on the 15th March just over a week before the bridge is re-opened in order to provide information to locals about what changes have been put in place and how the bridge will be able to serve their needs.

This event will take place at the Scout Hut of Barrow-upon-Soar and is expected to be a popular event where people will have an opportunity to voice their opinions and receive more information on the bridge upgrade that has been taking place.

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