Rail bridge undergoes a major clean-up

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WORK has started to clean up a grade two listed rail bridge on one of the main routes into the town centre.

After months of pressure from Braybrooke councillor Godfrey Daniel, Network Rail has agreed to carry out major work on the Queen’s Road railway bridge.

It will include the removal of overgrown ivy and a jet wash of the algae from the piers and deck area.

The pigeon netting is due to be replaced and a check for corrosion hotspots.

A litter pick is due to take place on the east side and overgrown vegetation cleared away.

An investigation is due on the use of algae killer to prevent re-colonisation and the bridge flood lights are set to be washed.

Councillor Daniel said: “The bridge stands as a proud gateway to our town centre.

“I hope the work being planned will really enhance its appearance. I’d like to thank all those who supported my campaign.”