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Project description

Reconstruction of Scarborough Railway Bridge York

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The Project at a glance

The reconstruction of a victorian twin span railway bridge over the River Ouse near the centre of York. Acting as Project Manager for Principal Contractor Story Contracting Ltd within design and build partnership:

  • Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE)
  • Feasibility studies and Options Appraisal
  • Developent of design and demolition/construction methodologies
  • Temporary Works design and delivery
  • Statutory Procedures and Approvals
  • Community liaison and environmental management
  • Procurement and management of 14 subcontractors
  • Programme developemnt and management
  • Delivery of core demolition and reconstruction works within 9 day railway closure
  • Completion and hand back
  • Landscaping



Network Rail





Project budget

£6 million


Local Feedback

Mark Carne, Chief Exec, Network Rail received a complimentary letter about the success of the Scarborough Railway Bridge Replacement by a local resident of which the following was an extract:

“ I would like to congratulate Network Rail on an amazingly skilful and well-managed project here in York this month.  The removal and replacement of the twin track Scarborough Railway Bridge has astounded the people of York for its scale and for the brilliant project management that has taken place with tolerable disturbance to the lives of local people.  Great engineering projects raise the spirit and this seems to have been a project of great complexity that has been project managed in an exemplary manner.

Again, thank you for the manner in which the bridgework project was carried out.  It was British engineering at its best.”
Roger Wools (Dr)