Continuous 24-hour working to see demolition of Highland Mainline bridge

The new bridge

NETWORK Rail is to demolish an existing bridge under the Highland Mainline railway at Lynebeg to make way for a new crossing.

It comes as part of the advance works for the A9 dualling: Tomatin to Moy project, with continuous 24 hour working from Friday 26 until November 30 to ensue.

It will see the demolition of the existing structure and the installation of the new bridge, which has already been constructed nearby.

The organisation said that the new crossing will strengthen, safeguard and future-proof that section of the Highland Mainline.

Billy Mckay, Network Rail’s programme manager for the Lynebeg/Moy bridge replacement work, said, “The replacement of the bridge will future proof the railway and support the future dualling of the A9 at this location.

“The work is crucial to extending the lifespan of the bridge and will enable us to continue to run a safe and reliable railway.

“We understand that there will be some disruption in the short-term to road and rail users and nearby communities and we will do what we can to minimise any inconvenience.

“We are grateful for your patience while we carry out this vital work.”