London Road bridge


  1. Crane arrives on site
  2. Temporary footbridge
  3. On track
  4. Temporary footbridge moves into place
  5. temporary bridge moves into place
  6. Temporary footbridge at night
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    crane arrives on site

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    temporary footbridge

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    On track

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    Temporary footbridge moves into place

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    Temporary bridge installed

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    Temporary footbridge at night

‌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 late 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.

Why does the bridge need replacing?

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.

More information

For more information, view our frequently asked questions. This information will be updated regularly.

Demolition phase - time-lapse video

The following video shows the demolition phase of the London Road bridge replacement.


Contact details

Post address: Streetpride
15 Stores Road
DE21 4BD
Phone: 0333 2006981
Minicom: 01332 258427

15 Stores Road
DE21 4BD