Whalley Arches to receive £1.6million improvement in ‘round-the-clock’ NR project

 

THE majestic 49-arch Whalley viaduct that carries the Blackburn to Clitheroe line over the River Calder floodplain to the south of Whalley station will benefit from a £1.6million investment by Network Rail.

The length of the Whalley Arches is shown to good effect as Carnforth-based ‘Royal Scot’ No. 46115 Scots Guardsman crosses the structure with the ‘Lune Rivers Trust Special’ to Chester on September 4, 2010. The viaduct will undergo major strengthening and draining work. BOB GREEN
The length of the Whalley Arches is shown to good effect as Carnforth-based ‘Royal Scot’ No. 46115 Scots Guardsman crosses the structure with the ‘Lune Rivers Trust Special’ to Chester on September 4, 2010. The viaduct will undergo major strengthening and draining work. BOB GREEN

Strengthening of the 1850-built North West Junction Railway structure started during the first week of October and is expected to last until the end of March next year.

NR engineers will be working around the clock to carry out the upgrade work, without any disruption to passenger or freight services.

The viaduct, commonly known as Whalley Arches, will be strengthened by fitting 2,800 steel brackets and 16,800 anchors to the sides of the structure in order to improve its long-term stability.

Read more in November’s issue of The RM

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