|Posted by ROB on January 24, 2013 at 11:15 AM|
After the engineering works to Hammerwich Footbridge back inAugust and October 2012, we thought that the bridge was completed, that was until today, when Network Rail contractors "Amco Rail" were on site.
They had come back to finish off some snagging from themajor works which were done a few months back. This included reducing the gap between the wooden planks towards the top of the bridge and fixing new anti-slipmaterial on the replaced wooden planks.
An Amco rail contractor told South Staffs Rail, that he thought it would have been cheaper to dismantle the bridge and sell as scrap metal and then installing a simple walk way across the mothballed line. He then told us it had cost £40.000 for the all the work that had been done to the bridge, to make it safe and functional.