Devon

Royal Albert rail bridge project costing £10m starts

Royal Albert Rail Bridge
Image caption The bridge has carried an estimated one billion tonnes of rail traffic since opening

Work has started to strengthen a railway bridge between Cornwall and Devon built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

The £10m project on the Royal Albert Rail Bridge is expected to take three years. The work will also see it repainted grey.

Network Rail said there should not be any disruption to rail services while the work took place.

The Grade I listed structure has carried an estimated one billion tonnes of rail traffic since opening in 1859.

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