Hartford Station new bridge progresses ….

Posted on January 3rd, 2015, by The Chairman

Happy New Year from all of us at MCRUA!
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Installation of Hartford Station’s new bridge replacing that from the 1960s is taking rather longer than expected, but progressed substantially over the night of Saturday 8 December.

Many thanks to Committee Member Harry Boardman for gaining London Midland’s permission to publish the following ….

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350t Crane set up in Hartford Station Car Park.

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Fitting column to Type 1 base, platform 2.

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Lifting in staircase to platform 2.

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Staircase installed on Platform

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Lifting main span into position.

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Bridge looking south

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Platform 1 staircase

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Staircase platform 2.

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Bridge looking North

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Bridge looking South.

As can be seen, the platforms now have to be raised before the bridge is brought into use.

Many thanks to London Midland, to Murphys, the contractors, and to Network Rail for giving us permission to publish these pictures.

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