Iconic Scottish viaduct returned to former glory

An iconic 16-arch viaduct that straddles the River Avon on the West Lothian and Falkirk border has been returned to its former glory thanks to major renovations funded by National Highways’ Historical Railways Estate. The detailed £2 million programme which included masonry repairs, waterproofing and the installation of 19 bat bricks, six bat tubes and […]

National Highways ordered to remove bridge infill

National Highways will have to remove hundreds of tons of concrete from a Victorian bridge in Cumbria after retrospective planning permission was turned down. ITV reports National Highways was asking for retrospective permission after they used concrete and gravel to fill in an arch in order to strengthen it. The action was criticised in the […]

Expert advice “will play pivotal role” in new-look Historical Railways Estate

National Highways has announced a new method of managing the Historical Railways Estate by strengthening collaboration with experts from across the heritage, environmental and active travel sector. The new process, agreed with government and National Highways, means work will only take place once proposals have been assessed for safety, ecological and heritage value and potential […]


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