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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 […]

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Wisdom on the wall: introducing The Pearls of Pearl Street

Some people would bemoan the arrival of long roadworks right outside their door.  Most would sigh, harrumph, roll their eyes and have a good moan about it.  One local individual, however, came up with an inspired idea to turn traffic chaos into traffic calm. For the past year, words of wisdom have regularly appeared on […]

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Road closures in February as Splott Road Bridge reconstruction enters phase 2

February 2018 represents a major milestone towards the electrification of the railway to Cardiff.  Work on Splott Road Bridge enters a critical phase and preparations for the new overhead line equipment continue.   Road closure As part of the work to reconstruct Splott Road Bridge, Network Rail requires a full road closure between 4 February […]

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Somewhere over the Railway

Work continues on Splott Bridge. Traffic to switch sides on the 8th of December. Replacing a 120 year old bridge without closing it and causing traffic chaos is no mean feat, but that was the challenge faced by Network Rail Wales and principle contractor, Carillion, this year with the demolition and reconstruction of Splott Road Bridge. Work […]

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Citadel collapse causes rail and road closures in Splott

Roads above and railway lines below Splott Road Bridge are closed due to a collapse of part of the Citadel building on the junction of Splott Road and Pearl Street. Inksplott was made aware this afternoon of an incident near to Splott Road Bridge that had caused the closure of the railway line and immediately […]

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Another bridge bites the dust: Beresford Road Bridge reopens as demolition of Splott Road Bridge begins

One of Splott’s most well-used thoroughfares is to reopen ten days before work on another begins.  Beresford Road Bridge is set to reopen on Friday the 17th February after seven months of being closed to traffic, while work on replacing Splott Road Bridge is set to begin on the 27th. Beresford Road Bridge: Beresford Road […]

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What’s what with Beresford Rd Bridge. Mid-build update.

This week I met Karl Gilmore, Programme Manager for Network Rail for an update on replacing Beresford Road Bridge and was invited on site to see the progress and meet some of the team working on the project. The first thing to know is that the old bridge is gone; it was removed really quickly […]

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Replacing Splott Road Bridge: the important stuff

Network Rail has confirmed that Splott Road Bridge will be replaced as part of the railway electrification project between London and Swansea.   Here are the top ten things to know: Set up work will start from late October 2016 Utilities (electricity, gas, telecoms and water) will be diverted to a temporary structure to the […]

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