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Installation of Stechford's rail bridge | BUILDING MAGAZINE

Installation of Stechford’s rail bridge

The installation of the longest single-span railway structure in the West Midland is to take place this weekend. Network Rail contractor Skanska are to oversee the project.

An £85m project to ensure planned HS2 tracks can pass underneath existing Network Rail lines includes this 92 metre long bridge in Stechford.

An old railway viaduct on the Stechford to Aston freight line was recently demolished ready to allow the new structure to be put into place. The new structure which is known as the SAS 13 bridge, a 2,600 tonne structure has been assembled offline by Skanskia.

Before trains are expected to begin running again on 23rd May, 18 self-propelled modular transporters will carry the bridge into place before tracks are relaid.