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Cow Lane opens to road traffic after rail works

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Cow Lane has been reopened to road traffic after the first phase of widening work was completed by Network Rail in Reading.

Network Rail started work to remove and replace the southern bridge and lay the new road under the bridge in December last year.

The work on the northern Cow Lane bridge is expected to finish in 2015 .

On Boxing Day a huge, 66-axle transporter lifted the 1,600 tonne bridge into place.

Bill Henry, Network Rail’s programme director for the improvements at Reading, said:

“Since Christmas our team has been working hard, along with our partners Reading Borough Council, to re-model the drainage system under the bridge, complete the embankment works, clad the structure with bricks to enhance its appearance and provide a new road surface.”

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