£9.5m repairs at Shoreham Viaduct
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.