May 25, 2008
Walrow Railway Bridge is finally set to re-open
Walrow railway bridge is set to fully re-open for the first time
in 18 months over the next three weeks as work to strengthen the
bridge is completed.
follows a long-running saga that saw the bridge completely closed
in March 2007, then partially re-opened to light traffic last
autumn after pressure on the County Council and Network Rail from
traders and residents.
week, Network Rail removed scaffolding from the bridge (pictured)
and it is due to finish its strenghtening work - which began on
March 15th - within three weeks.
Chong, Network Rail spokeswoman, confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The work is all running to schedule and we're due to complete
work on time in the next two to three weeks."
in Highbridge will breathe a big sigh of relief when the re-opening
goes ahead. They say trade has been hurt by the long-term closure.
residents in Walrow, meanwhile, are unhappy that more restrictive
vehicle weight limitations are not being introduced to prevent
noisy heavy goods vehicles thundering past their homes, as first
reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com earlier this month.
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