Facebook Page
Wigton Bridge
John Graham and Norman Copeland of Mirehouse remove the old road surface with pick, shovel, and wheelbarrow
Joe Bell of Workington drills up the road surface at the start of the operation.
Huge cranes lower one of the concrete posts which take the weight of the cross sections. the bridge is now capable of taking all traffic.
Cyril Scott of Aspatria prepares the surface of one of the stones.
Billy Dalziel, and acetylene welding equipment.
Joining together some of the pre-fabricated concrete road sections.
Jim Routledge of Whitehaven and John Graham.of Mirehouse help to position one of the sections.
One of the largest sections is swung in to place
Joe McCracken and Jack Cannon of Workington steady one of the concrete sections.

Derwent Railway Society

Home Events Phoenix Centre Officers   Membership Links Galleries Model Railways

In early 1968 British Railways Civil Engineering Department (Workington area) replaced four bridges. Each one was replaced on a Sunday in order to minimise disruption to traffic. This sequence of images illustrates the replacement of the road overbridge near Wigton carrying the road to Silloth.