The next bridge to be done by Network Rail for continuing the electrification programme in our area is the Hanneys rail crossing at Cow Lane which is the bridleway shown in the above photo (right). There are several notices at the entrance to the by-way (photo above left), which explain the temporary closure of the bridge from 20th January until 2nd February 2015 whilst ground investigation works take place.
The bridge will be reduced in width, but there will be no change to the usage of the bridleway for pedestrians, cyclists, horseriders and farm machinery in the future. The main works to the bridge itself will take place later in the year. Dates have not yet been confirmed.
I was delighted to be at the re-opening of the A417 last week after the successful completion of the Challow bridge which happened on schedule as I had posted here previously.