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By Fiona Reid
Dumfries and West
Bridge first look

HERE’S what Dumfries station’s new accessible footbridge will look like.

It was put together off site in a trial run last week and will now be be dismantled and painted before being transferred to Dumfries ahead of its installation by crane, due to take place overnight on April 13.

The bridge weighs 51 tonnes and has 2389 individual parts, pieced together with 973 bolts. It incorporates elements from the original station structure, including a saltire design on the bridge parapet and curved detail on the bridge deck.

Amanda Naughton, Network Rail’s scheme project manager, said: “It was great to see the bridge assembled and to get a sense of what it will look like ahead of installation.

“We are delighted with the progress that has been made on this project and would like to thank passengers and the wider public for their patience while this work is ongoing.”

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