Just a week after the old bridge was knocked down, the main structure of its replacement is now in place!
The bridge was assembled from pieces that were prefabricated off-site, including in Ireland then shipped (and trucked) in.
A huge crane lifted the heavy pieces into place over the past week, first some spanning arches then the concrete walls with brick sides.
There is still much more left to do – including filling in the huge gaps leading from the road to the new bridge and laying the roadway itself. Pipes and cables still also have to be transferred back from the temporary foot bridge.
STATION HOUSE REPAIRS UNDERWAY
As we reported last Monday, the historic, and locally-listed station house suffered a burst pipe during the cold weather. Specialty contractors have now been on-site and are in the process of removing the asbestos that was throughout the building, and exposed by the flooding waters.
Meanwhile, you can purchase your tickets at the machine or from Kevin Durant who is keeping warm in the waiting room over on platform 1. That is, when he isn’t out shovelling the snow and spreading the salt.
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