Burnley canal bridge ..(Network Rail Images)
A worn-out railway bridge over a canal in Burnley was replaced last weekend (Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November) by Network Rail engineers as part of the Great north Rail Project.
Twenty-five Team Orange workers grafted round the clock to get the job done.
The task include installing a temporary pontoon across the Leeds-Liverpool Canal to catch falling debris as the old structure, approaching 100 years old, was removed.
The £1.4m job was done by IP in partnership with contractors Murphy and Story on behalf of Team LNW, Backbone of Britain.
Chris Atkins, scheme project manager, said:
“This work was excellently planned and excellently delivered. Well done, everyone involved.
“Replacing this bridge is a must-do job that is essential for the continued safe running of the railway for customers in Burnley.”
Fifty metres of new bi-directional track was laid across the new bridge, which is a bi-directional, lesser-used branch line.