Splott Road Bridge: Second Phase of Upgrade Work Complete

The second phase of Splott Road bridge reconstruction is complete and the bridge has now reopened to vehicles and pedestrians.


Over the weekend of the 17/18 February, the remaining section of the old structure was removed during a 50 hour closure of the railway.


The bridge has been demolished and rebuilt in two halves: an innovative feat of engineering which reduced the period of full closure from an anticipated 12 months to two three-week phases.


The new bridge can accommodate the overhead line equipment that will power the bi-mode trains to Cardiff and is strong enough to withstand modern inner city traffic.


As part of the reconstruction, wider footpaths have been created to improve accessibility, and provide plenty of space for parking.


The bridge has now re-opened with traffic management in place, as Network Rail completes the final phase of the work. This includes the construction of the bridge deck and reinstating the road and footpaths on the approaches to and over the bridge.


Sam Hadley, Senior Public Affairs Manager, Network Rail said:

I would like to thank residents, businesses and elected representatives for bearing with us during this railway upgrade work.


Splott Road Bridge is due to fully reopen in July 2018.