The two arches that form the railway bridge on the Ordsall chord were craned into place on Tuesday.
Work on the Ordsall chord and nearby railway lines over Christmas helped ready the local rail network for the changes that are required to support train services over the Ordsall Chord.
The court of appeal has dismissed the legal challenge raised against the process by which permission was granted for the construction of the Ordsall chord.
Source: Network Rail
The bridge over the River Irwell on the Ordsall chord will be the world’s first ‘squashed tennis racket style’ railway bridge. It will be built as the UK’s first ‘network arch’ – a low curve with a ‘tennis racket’ style lattice but will also be asymmetric.