The bridge was at the end of its useful life and beyond simple repair. Not replacing the bridge would have meant restricting the weight of vehicles and closing lanes to carry out maintenance, causing disruption in the future.
The new bridge has wider carriageways, footways and verges, and taller parapets to protect cyclists and pedestrians.
The western side of the old bridge was demolished in spring 2018, the eastern side in spring 2017.
We worked closely with Network Rail to minimise disruption and ensure the works proceeded as safely, efficiently and quickly as possible.
We did this project in partnership with Hochtief (UK) Construction.