London Road Bridge re-opened to traffic on 27th November 2014.
The replacement of London Road bridge, which crosses the main Derby to Birmingham Railway line, was carried out in partnership with Network Rail.
This old bridge was over 135 years old and was at the end of its design life. Due to its age and deteriorated condition it had a weight restriction of 7.5 tonnes which limits traffic in the area.
If the old bridge had been left in place more restrictions would have been needed in future to keep it open and it would need significant maintenance.
The new bridge has no weight restriction and has opened up a key route into the city. This has improved links to two of Derby’s flagship regeneration schemes, the new Castleward urban village and Nightingale Quarter.