Thu, 23 Jun 2016
NOW you see it, now you don't.
The Boundary Road railway bridge has now been removed and will soon be replaced with a new one as part of a £2.5m project that is estimated to take around 12 months to complete.
Network Rail, which is carrying out the works, has said it is one of the most complex of all its bridge replacements due to the age of the bridge and the number of utility services connected to it.
It is anticipated that the new bridge will be wide enough to accommodate two-way traffic with a pedestrian footway on the east side - but not for at least another 18 months.
That is because the current carriageway layout north of the bridge is not yet wide enough for two-way traffic.
The necessary carriageway re-modelling to widen the carriageway is to be achieved in partnership with the developer of the adjacent Sterling Cables site.
Earlier this month, some Boundary Road residents told the Newbury Weekly News that they were unable to sleep due to overnight works being carried out to replace the bridge.