Safety measures taken at railway bridge

November 01 2016

TRAFFIC calming measures have been drawn up to overcome problems that emerged when work started on Dodington Road railway bridge in Chipping Sodbury as part of a major electrification scheme.

TRAFFIC calming measures have been drawn up to overcome problems that emerged when work started on Dodington Road railway bridge in Chipping  Sodbury as part of a major electrification scheme.
Network Rail said the height of the bridge sides had to be increased and anti-climb measures installed to prevent anyone getting near the overhead high voltage lines needed to power new electric trains on the Great Western railway line.
But a number of objections were raised from people who said visibility for users of the bridge would be reduced as a result of the higher parapets.
When their predictions proved correct, Network Rail worked on a solution with South Gloucestershire Council.
The scheme includes installing speed humps on both approaches to the bridge, repainting road markings where necessary, warnings to drivers to slow down and a new solid centre line on the carriageway.