Gallery: Giant crane lowers new York bridge into place

A crane pieces the bridge into place. Photographs © Gavin Mist Photography
18 Feb 2015 @ 9.46 pm
| Transport

Work to install a new bridge in York saw a giant crane tower over the River Ouse in York on Wednesday (February 18).

York photographer Gavin Mist was there to witness the positioning of a new deck for Scarborough Rail Bridge and took these great pictures of the construction.

Network Rail have warned passengers that the engineering work will prevent trains using the bridge between February 14 and February 23, with coaches replacing First Trans-Pennine Express trains between York and Seamer.

Photographs © Gavin Mist Photography

Network Rail route managing director Phil Verster said:

The bridge has given good service for 140 years but now needs significant replacement.

This is a complex project as the bridge spans the River Ouse and is in the middle of a residential area with narrow streets as well as being close to several important rail lines.

We have worked very closely with City of York Council and First Trans Pennine Express to minimise our impact on both local residents and the travelling public.

This additional improvement work is worth around £2m and will help provide more reliable journeys for passengers for many years to come.