Story bridge reconstructions complete ahead of schedule as railway electrification continues

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Story bridge reconstructions complete ahead of schedule as railway electrification continues

Story Contracting recently completed bridge works at Rawlinson Lane, Heath Charnock ahead of schedule for Network Rail as part of their package of five bridges over the railway in the Chorley and Bolton area.

The Bridge is one of five completed by Story Contracting as part of the electrification of the line as Network Rail invests more than £1bn in the north west of England to provide passengers with a better railway.

The bridge at Rawlinson Lane is the fifth bridge that Story Contracting have designed and built on this section of the line over the last 12 months.

  • Lostock Lane Overbridge in Bolton reopened on 10th October 2014 – on-time
  • Railway Road Overbridge in Adlington reopened on 24th October 2014 – two weeks ahead of schedule
  • Ridgeway Overbridge at Blackrod reopened on 2nd April 2015 – on-time
  • Spencers Overbridge near Chorley reopened on 1st May 2015 – on-time
  • Rawlinson Lane at Heath Charnock reopened on 8th May 2015 – two weeks ahead of schedule

Highways improvements have also been made to the bridges at Rawlinson Lane and Railway Road, including the provision of wider carriageways and footpaths.

A spokesman for Network Rail said:

“These bridge rebuilds are an essential part of the electrification of the railway which will provide passengers with a faster, more reliable and efficient railway”.

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