Railway bridges threatened
Highways England are planning to demolish or infill decommissioned railway assets that could instead be used by walkers and cyclists. 135 structures are currently at risk including the bridge at Stoke Road, Itchen Abbas which is planned to be infilled. More info on the New Civil Engineer website.
Please sign the Railway Rambler’s petition here: www.change.org/theHREgroup.
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