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Foregate conclusion

Worcester’s historic Foregate Street railway bridge has been officially reopened following much needed repairs and restoration.

First built in 1860 and last replaced in 1906, the bridge, which crosses over the A38, has deteriorated over the years. Ominously, it was placed on Worcester City Council’s heritage-at-risk register.

However, inspired work by engineers at Network Rail and J. Murphy & Sons Limited means the Grade-II listed structure is set for many more long years of service. Says Philip Hanson, Network Rail’s scheme project manager, ‘The Grade-II listed bridge has required extensive work to maintain its structural integrity and return it to its former glory.

‘This has principally involved major steel girder repairs and work to the cast iron façades which will minimise the need for further intrusive maintenance and refurbishment for a number of years to come. It is now a familiar and historical landmark for which Worcester can truly be proud.’

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