GALLERY: Stonea Railway Bridge coming along nicely

11:07 30 June 2014

Stonea Railway Bridge is taking shape. Picture: GRAHAM CHAPPELL

Stonea Railway Bridge is taking shape. Picture: GRAHAM CHAPPELL

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Road safety campaigner Graham Chappell has taken some pictures of the Stonea Railway Bridge on the Sixteen Foot.

He said: “Essential and business access has been maintained for height restricted traffic going under the bridge and work is progressing very well so, hopefully, the work will be completed soon.

“The photos show the extraordinary machinery used to drive the sheet piling several metres into the ground - a throwback to the days of heavy industry, quite magnificent, close-up.

“It is interesting to see the historic layers under the road surface exposed. Whether the pictures are an indication that the road surface level has been incrementally raised by resurfacing, over the years, remains to be clarified.”

Mr Chappell, founder of the Fenland Road Safety Campaign (Charlotte’s Way), which successfully pushed for a road safety barrier to be installed on the North Bank, has turned his attention to other dangerous spots on Fenland’s roads.

He joined Fenland District Councillor Will Sutton to meet Amanda Mays, head of road safety at Cambridgeshire County Council, at the junction of Padgetts Road and the Sixteen Foot Bank, where a car ended up the river last month.

They also discussed long-standing safety concerns at the Upwell Road/Sixteen Foot junction.

Mr Chappell held a road safety presentation to Year 12 students at Sawtry Community College and chaired FRSC Charlotte’s Way annual general meeting at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel.

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