For the second year running CML has been nominated in the ‘Preserving the History of the Railway’ category of these prestigious national awards, which recognise the contribution of partner organisations who are helping to deliver a better railway for Britain.
Last year CML was highly commended for the renovation of Worksop Station Footbridge. This year the company has equally high hopes for work completed at Thickley Wood Footbridge at Shildon, in County Durham.
The footbridge merits a special place in railway history since it tells the story of the growth of Shildon sidings, growing from nothing in the earliest days of the railway, to becoming the biggest sidings in the world. The multi-span bridge caries pedestrian traffic over the Darlington to Eaglescliffe railway as well as the redundant sidings.
Weaknesses in several structural areas were identified and because of its historical importance CML worked with design partner Arcadis at their York office to refurbish/remodel the bridge in compliance with its listed status.
Achievements included working successfully with several different stakeholders to retain the structure deemed historically significant whilst delivering the necessary re-modelling safely to programme and budget.
The Rail Partnership Awards will be held at The Vox in Birmingham on June 5th.