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Century-old railway bridge restored

Bridge across Station Road, Broadway Image copyright GWSR
Image caption The 13m (43ft) wide bridge is the largest of five being repaired as part of plans to reopen a further two miles of line into Broadway

The £250,000 restoration of a Worcestershire bridge, to be used by a heritage railway line, has finished.

Work on the bridge across Station Road, Broadway, took 12 weeks.

The century-old bridge will eventually carry the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway's (GWSR) trains running between Cheltenham and Broadway.

Alan Bielby, from GWSR, said the bridge's steelwork had been corroded and damaged by lorries hitting it.

With a 13m (43ft) wide span, it is the largest of five bridges being repaired as part of plans to reopen a further two miles of line into Broadway.

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