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Community groups have expressed satisfaction with the restoration work being carried out on a historic railway bridge.
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National Highways (NH) prompted an outcry in 2021 by hiring workmen to infill the single-arch structure in Great Musgrave, Cumbria, after claiming it was unstable.
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Locals have expressed shock and anger after signs for a 13-week road closure were placed in their village as National Highways prepares to remove 1,600 tonnes of stone and concrete from a historic railway bridge.
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Six contractors have carried out a maintenance programme involving over 240 separate repairs on an early 20th century viaduct in East Renfrewshire.

Hammond ECS, AmcoGiffen, Balfour Beatty Construction, Beaver Bridges, Bethell, and Dyer & Butler carried out the renovations on the Aurs Burn Viaduct on behalf of National Highways, with it forming part of the historical railway estate.
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Aurs Burn Viaduct: Not easy to photograph in the summer! Other than the short length of viaduct in Barrhead itself, the Aurs Burn Viaduct is probably the most substantial reminder of the former line. It is a large viadu ...
Ewan Crawford 28/09/2017

Extensive restoration and repair work has been completed at the Westfield Viaduct, which straddles the River Avon on the West Lothian and Falkirk border, funded by National Highways Historial Railways Estate (HRE).
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Westfield: Site of the old station at Westfield (closed to passengers in 1930), seen on 25 March looking towards Blackston from the former level crossing.
Craig Seath 25/03/2008

King's Lynn and West Norfolk Council has informed National Highways that it must apply for retrospective planning permission to retain the concrete infill at Congham bridge, close to King's Lynn.
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A Freedom of Information Request has revealed that National Highways infilled an 1846 bridge over the former Harrogate-Church Fenton line by guesswork.
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A campaign by rail heritage groups and members of the public to remove the tonnes of concrete which were poured underneath a historic railway bridge has proved successful.
(Permalink) Bridge infilling Cultural Vandalism Eden District Council Great Musgrave National Highways

Speaking at NCE's Future of Bridge's conference, University of Sheffield Integrated Civil and Infratructure Research Centre director Matthew Gilbert highlighted National Highways' approach to bridge infilling as 'inappropriate'.
(Permalink) Bridge infilling Cultural Vandalism Future of Bridges Integrated Civil and Infratructure Research Centre National Highways University of Sheffield

A railway heritage group has been raising their concerns over plans that could block a route.
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A government-ordered review carried out by Sustrans concludes that two-thirds of the 75 structures earmarked for demolition or infilling could be useful.
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Campaigners are urging a minister to commission independent ecology audits for the areas around some 75 redundant railway tunnels and bridges
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If the plan goes ahead, it could see old railway bridges in Norfolk being demolished or filled in with concrete.
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Campaigners say National Highways preparing sites for filling in or demolition despite ministers ordering pause.
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Graeme Bickerdike reflects on a year which saw National Highways work on the railways great infrastructure legacy debated in the House of Lords and make national headlines before the Government brought it to a temporary halt. So, what does the future hold for the bridges and tunnels still under threat? We have a right to []
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Campaigners have accused National Highways of using 'smoke and mirrors' to hide the true extent of its plans to infill or demolish potentially hundreds of historic railway structures. It emerged in January that the state-owned roads company was intending to put 134 bridges and tunnels beyond use, about one-third of which could be re-purposed.
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