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Borders Railway progress

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Progress continues on the Borders Railway with the building of the longest bridge on the line at Hardengreen.

The new structure will span 71.5 metres once complete. In February the bridge’s four 107 tonne beams were lifted into place by a 1200 tonne crane.

Says Scotland’s Transport Minister, Keith Brown, ‘The building of the bridge at Hardengreen is a real symbol of the resurrection of this railway line.’ The viaduct carries the new railway over the A7 and should be completed this month.

Says BAM project director, Nissar Mohammed, ‘While we’re pleased to get this installation work completed, this bridge is just one of 37 which needs to be completed before we can start laying a railway later this year, so once it’s finished, we’ll be moving on quickly to the next structure.’


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