£9.5m re­pairs at Shore­ham Viaduct

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Re­fur­bish­ment of Shore­ham Viaduct was due to have fin­ished as this is­sue of RAIL went to press be­fore Christ­mas.

The 115-year-old, 16-span, 360-me­tre-long struc­ture over the River Adur has been strength­ened, re­paired and re­painted in a £9.5 mil­lion scheme that has lasted a year.

Its new green and cream paint is de­signed to pro­tect the bridge from salt spray from the Adur Es­tu­ary for a min­i­mum of 25 years.

A re­dun­dant gas main on the south side of the bridge has been re­moved, mean­ing that soon the bridge will be with­out a gas main for the first time since the 1930s.

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