Over the last 5 weeks our wonderful volunteers have install a new waterproof concrete deck to the 7 arch under-bridge known as Bridge 11.
Major works started on the 3rd of June 2019 and involved removing the existing railway track and fencing, digging down to the tops of the brick arches, pouring a new concrete deck over the complex and challenging contours of the bridge’s interior, painting the new slab with bitument sealant, and finally reinstating the ballast and footpath.
To give an idea of the scale of the work, it required the excavation of 355m3 of fill material, pouring 70m3 of concrete and laying 450m3 of new ballast and 20 tonnes of new footpath surfacing. Volunteers have given up over 700 hours of their free time to come and help complete the project.
All the material excavated from the bridge was re-used elsewhere on the southern extension, meaning no material will be taken off site (helping to reduce our carbon footprint).
For further details and updates please view our Boughton Extension page here: https://www.nlr.org.uk/boughton-extension/
Funds for the work have been raised by the Railway and there is a need to raise £18000 in match funding to ensure the grant funding conditions are met. Please DONATE via our Golden Giving fundraising page here: https://www.goldengiving.com/fundraising/boughton-extension
If you want to help out with the project or any role at the railway please take a look at https://www.nlr.org.uk/the-volunteers-at-the-nlr-need-you/ and join up as a volunteer working member or to show your support by becoming a member of the railway.