Strood bridge work delayed
A main road and railway line through Strood remains closed today
(Friday) after work to replace an ageing rail bridge was
The well-known bottleneck under the railway bridge in Cuxton
Road, next to the roundabout with Northcote Road and Darnley Road,
was due to be reopened this morning after being shut for a four-day
Workmen have been at the site since Christmas Eve replacing the
entire bridge on a part of the Rochester to London Victoria
mainline, nicknamed the Darnley Arches.
But now it is not expected to be open until tomorrow morning
(Saturday) after workers discovered more work than originally
thought was needed.
A spokesman for Network Rail said: “When we took the deck off we
found there was a lot more work to do than originally thought so it
is taking longer than expected. The weather is not helping
"We are hoping to have it reopened by tomorrow morning.”
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