Project to replace Loughor Viaduct gets under way

Work on a £48m project to replace the Loughor Viaduct and upgrade the rail infrastructure between Swansea and Gowerton taken a big step forward with the installation of the deck of the new bridge.

The first 80 metres of decking has now been launched into the estuary on temporary concrete support beams.

Work to replace the Loughor Viaduct with a more modern structure began in June last year.

The project will replace the existing 220m timber trestle viaduct that carries the South Wales Mainline between Swansea and Llanelli.