Prog-rezz continues in Reservoir
01 Aug 2019
The first of 52 hundred-tonne L-shaped beams has been lifted in to place as the new Reservoir rail bridge takes shape.
The bridge over High Street will get rid of dangerous and congested level crossing and support the elevated platforms at the new Reservoir Station.
The L-shaped beams, which have 12 tonnes of steel reinforcement inside them, are joined together to make a U shape, inside which the trains will run.
With the construction of the rail bridge well and truly underway, the next major phase of works will kick off in August with the High Street intersection closed at the level crossing from 9:00pm Monday 19 August, reopening in late December.
During this intersection closure the project team will undertake intense work that can only be completed while the road is closed, including reconfiguring the road and building two 185-metre-long steel bridge segments over the intersection.
Keep an eye on the LXRP social media channels and website to stay up to date with our progress.
This level crossing will be gone for good in 2020.