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Video | 600t crane installs rail bridge

Newport bridge

A 600t crawler crane lifted into place the deck of a new bridge in Newport city centre at the weekend as part of the electrification of the South Wales Mainline.

Source: Network Rail

The bridge deck was installed in the early hours of Saturday (17 September) morning and has replaced the old structure.

“The upgrade work we completed this weekend as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan to deliver a bigger, better railway for passengers was focused on five bridges in Cardiff and Newport,” said Network Rail programme manager Karl Gilmore.

“This work was a crucial element in preparing the South Wales Mainline for electrification and over 100 of our orange army worked day and night to successfully complete all the vital milestones we set out to achieve over this 56-hour period.”

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