We are working with Network Rail to replace the existing London Road bridge, which crosses the main Derby to Birmingham Railway line, with a modern single-span bridge.
Work will start on Monday 19 August 2013 and is expected to last for 12 months. During the bridge replacement, the road London Road will be closed to traffic. A diversion route will take traffic along the A6 through Pride Park.
This existing bridge is over 135 years old and is at the end of its design life. Due to its age and deteriorated condition it has a weight restriction of 7.5 tonnes which limits traffic in the area.
If the existing bridge was left in place more restrictions would be needed in future to keep it open and it would need significant maintenance.
We want to remove the weight restriction to help traffic in the area. Once built, the new bridge will open up a key route into the city and improve links to two of Derby’s flagship regeneration schemes, the new Castleward urban village and Nightingale Quarter.
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