Siddick Bridge – now open

After many years in development, the new Siddick railway bridge reopened to motorists last week, following a major upgrade to improve access to and from the Port of Workington.

The £4m Network Rail project – funded by the county council, Network Rail, and the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership – has seen Siddick bridge completely rebuilt to modern standards, providing a road link for port traffic over the Cumbrian Coast Line railway.

The new 8.4-metre wide bridge means faster and smoother access for the thousands of vehicles which haul 500,000 tonnes of cargo in and out of the site each year – and enhances the potential for the Port to attract bigger and more valuable contacts from around the globe, with a reliable transport infrastructure to and from the Port including rail and road links.

You can watch the video here.