Work on Cheshire viaduct reaches halfway mark

Work to protect a Victorian viaduct on a railway line in Cheshire has passed the halfway stage.

Murphy is currently working on behalf of Network Rail to refurbish Twemlow Viaduct in Holmes Chapel with works including installing drainage, waterproofing, and repairing and re-pointing structure's brickwork.

Murphy has been working round the clock alongside Network Rail to provide a bigger, better, more reliable railway for passengers. 

Joelle Caldarelli, Network Rail scheme project manager, said: "The structure at Holmes Chapel doesn’t have any functioning drainage so we are installing a brand new system which will protect the bridge for another 125 years.

"We’ve been working round the clock and have made some fantastic progress during the first five days of the blockade. We’ve completed the refurbishment of one of the lines and have already started work on the second line so we’re well over half way through."

Chris Wright, contracts manager for Murphy, said: "We’ve been working closely with Network Rail for some time to make sure this complicated project was carried out as quickly and efficiently as possible, by using innovative techniques. The team has put in a huge amount of effort on the scheme and the work has been going smoothly. We’re looking forward to seeing how the viaduct looks once the project is finished."

Watch Rail Engineer's short film about the project:

To read more about Network Rail's scheme and related works, click here


Posted 22 February 2016

Engineering, Design, Bridges, Projects, Innovation, Rail

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