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Video | Cheshire viaducts upgrade

Holmes chapel viaduct, rail

Network Rail has completed a £17M upgrade of viaducts at Holmes Chapel and Peover in Cheshire.

Source: Network Rail

The work on the Grade-II listed viaducts at Holmes Chapel and included the removal of water stains on the walls, brickwork repairs and waterproofing. At the same time strengthening work also took place on Hungerford Road bridge in Crewe, Shipbrook Road bridge in Rudheath and to the Whatcroft underbridge and Trent and Mersey Canal bridge in Davenham.

J Murphy & Sons contracts manager Chris Wright said: “With such a short timeframe to carry out a significant amount of work, this was always going to be a project that pushed us but the team rose to the challenge. We pulled out all the stops and our innovative approach to working meant that we handed back the line to Network Rail as planned to see the first train pass over the viaduct first thing this morning.”

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