Cumbernauld's Bell's Bridge stone to be recycled
Written by Scott Campbell.
 
 
Published at 16:47 GMT on Tuesday, 19th February, 2013.
Picture is copyright of Bill Henry and used on his courtesy.
 
CUMBERNAULD Train Station’s Bell’s Bridge is being demolished to allow for new overhead electrical wires to be fitted as part of the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvements Programme (EGIP).
 
The historic bridge was once a main road into Cumbernauld New Town and will be demolished before the end of this month, to make way for the new overhead electrical wires.
 
However, the bridge will be replaced; allowing pedestrians to continue to access Telford Road via South Carbrain Road.
 
Picture is copyright of Bill Henry and used on his courtesy.
 
A spokesman for Network Rail said: “The new bridge has been installed to create more spaces beneath the line to allow us to electrify the railway. The old structure was too low to allow overhead power lines to pass under it.”
 
Concerns, however, have been raised over the stones used to construct the bridge. Suggestions have been made locally that the stones will be reused in some form.
 
Cumbernauld Media has learned that the stone used in Bell’s Bridge will in fact be recycled and reused in other structures – a piece of Cumbernauld in future buildings and railway bridges.
 
A Network Rail spokesman confirmed the suggestions. “The sandstones used to construct Bell’s Bridge will be recycled, cut down in size and reused in other structures, such as buildings or bridges.”
 
 
 
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