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One of most-bashed rail bridges to get CCTV

PUBLISHED: 13:08 22 July 2020 | UPDATED: 13:19 22 July 2020

Network Rail is set to invest £190,000 in CCTV at 10 of its most struck bridges across Anglia and East London. Picture: Network Rail

Network Rail is set to invest £190,000 in CCTV at 10 of its most struck bridges across Anglia and East London. Picture: Network Rail

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A Norwich railway bridge which is among the 10 most struck bridges in the region will be fitted with a CCTV system as part of £190,000 investment to reduce train delays.

Trowse Swing Bridge. Date: 14 June 2020. Picture: Mike PageTrowse Swing Bridge. Date: 14 June 2020. Picture: Mike Page

The Trowse Swingbridge is one of the Anglia and East London region bridges chosen by Network Rail for the scheme.

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Network Rail said most bridge strikes involve HGVs and buses and cost around £13,000 per strike.

CCTV will be installed capturing images of the bridge deck to allow for faster examination of the damage.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “Bridge strikes are a significant safety risk and cause widespread disruption and delays for passengers. While this new system will reduce delays, I can’t stress enough how important it is for drivers to know the height of their vehicle and plan ahead to prevent these serious incidents happening in the first place.


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