We are working with Network Rail to replace the old London Road bridge, which crosses the main Derby to Birmingham Railway line, with a modern single-span bridge.
Work started in August 2013 and the replacement London Road bridge is expected to reopen in August 2014. During the bridge replacement, the road London Road is closed to traffic. A diversion route takes through 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.
For more information, view our frequently asked questions. This information will be updated regularly.
The following video shows the demolition phase of the London Road bridge replacement.