Three Manchester railway bridges have been restored to their Victorian splendour after months of painstaking repair work.
The Grade II-listed, 175-year-old bridges at Great Ducie Street were unveiled on October 25 after a £3.2million project to repair steelwork, remove debris and give the bridges a superb new paint finish, based on their original colours.
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The work was part funded by the Railway Heritage Trust and included the replacement of corroded decorative steelwork with reproduction items forged by specialist blacksmiths.
Network Rail is currently completing a similar restoration of another Victorian bridge next to the city’s Deansgate station.
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