Historic bell airlifted off railway bridge as part of £6m revamp
A historic bell at the top of Runcorn’s iconic Britannia railway bridge has been airlifted by helicopter ahead of a full restoration by Network Rail.
The navigation bell, which used to sound when there was fog to warn approaching ships on the Manchester Ship Canal of the viaduct’s location, was removed as part of the £6m revamp of the viaduct.
It is being restored to mark the bridge’s 150th anniversary in October this year, and the bridge itself is being repaired and restored as part of the Great North Rail Project which ... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...