Worcester’s Southern Link Road bridge in place

Worcestershire Southern Link Road

A 1,500 tonne railway bridge extension over Worcester’s Southern Link Road has been successfully manoeuvred into place.

The bridge on the A4440 was moved into position by a team of 180 engineers who worked around the clock in 3 x 8 hour shifts and its addition marks another step closer to Worcestershire County Council reaching its aim of fully dualling the road from the M5 to Powick roundabout, Worcester.

The installation of the bridge follows months of preparatory works to get the area ready.

Councillor Dr Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council‘s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Economy and Infrastructure, said: “This bridge extension will mark another major milestone in the wider works being carried out on this key route through the county.

“The engineers on the site did a fantastic job over the weekend to progress this complex project manoeuvring the new structure into position adjacent to the existing bridge.”

The next job is to replace and test 112 metres of new railway line ahead of the line being re-opened again later this week, with the road also to follow.