Groundworks for the bridge at Bolton’s new £48M transport interchange are starting this week.
The new skylink bridge, which will connect the railway station and the interchange, will be delivered and constructed once the groundworks have finished. The bridge work is being carried out by Network Rail on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester.
It will be brought to site in four sections, the first two coming this month. They will be lifted into place by a crane after being prepared and clad. The second two sections will come mid-April.
Transport for Greater Manchester committee chair Andrew Fender said: “The delivery and on-site construction of the skylink bridge will give people a really eye-catching demonstration of the rapid progress made on-site at Bolton Interchange recently.”
He added: “When complete later this year, the new multi-modal interchange will transform a key gateway into the town centre and provide much-improved facilities for passengers, so it really is an exciting time for Bolton.”