Timelapse footage of the new Bewsey Street railroad bridge project

AWESOME new time-lapse video has been released showing a major rail project in action in downtown Warrington.

Multi-angle footage shows the old Bewsey Street Bridge removed at Warrington Central Station and traversed the city streets over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Then his replacement is slowly put into the back of a huge transport vehicle.

A view of crane on the old bridge being lifted out of its place

This project was one of five major rail bridge revisions by Network Rail in the city this year to improve passenger and freight routes.

Others include the replacement of the South Lane Bridge in Penketh earlier this month, the replacement of two bridge decks at Warrington Bank Quay station at Easter, and the replacement of the Foundry Street Bridge, also replaced during the Bank Holiday. ‘August.

The five bridge projects represent a total investment of £ 11.35million by the Great North Rail Project at Warrington in 2021.

New track being laid on replaced Warrington Central Bridge

New track being laid on replaced Warrington Central Bridge

Chris Pye, Network Rail’s infrastructure manager for the North West, said: “I am extremely proud of the hundreds of planners and engineers who have worked tirelessly this year to improve the Warrington Railway for the ‘to come up.

“This significant investment in the Great North Rail Project means more reliable journeys for passengers and freight in the Northwest for many decades to come.

“It is also proof of the rail industry’s commitment to rebuild better after the pandemic as more people return to rail to get to where they need to be.”

The old railway bridge runs down Froghall Lane

The old railway bridge runs down Froghall Lane

Chris Jackson, Northern Regional Manager, added: “The Great North Rail project is making a huge difference to Northern customers and providing improved infrastructure that will provide better routes for many years to come.

“Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and the improvements at Warrington, along with our own train and station improvements, will have a big impact on our customers using the Northern system. ”

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