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Well used bridge is revamped

Coun Ken Wyatt pictured at Swinton's flood prone junction on Station Road.  Picture: Liz Mockler S1427LM

Coun Ken Wyatt pictured at Swinton's flood prone junction on Station Road. Picture: Liz Mockler S1427LM

A leading Swinton councillor has praised Network Rail after it revamped a bridge he had long campaigned to upgrade.

He said the rail company had completely re-clad Bow Broom bridge in Queen Street using stone and metal work and it had transformed and enhanced the area.

Coun Wyatt added: “Network Rail, which has responsibility for the bridge over its track, has worked on this for a number of months. Before work began it looked a little bit tatty and made the area look a bit bleak. But since March when work began it has been nice to see its transformation.”

He added: “Credit to the rail company as they have carried out extensive restoration and now it looks really nice and bright. They have done an excellent job.”

He said the bridge was well used by local residents and ran close to the canal in the area and its upgrade had been welcomed by them.

He further added: “I have campaigned with Network Rail to get this bridge upgraded for about the past three years. It links with the playing fields near Queen Street and there is lots of footfall over it.

“This represents a major piece of work in Swinton and both me and my council colleagues are very pleased with the upgrade now that work has been completed. This upgrade represents quite an investment in the area and is credit to Network Rail.”

 

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