Jan 2020 – Bennerley Viaduct, Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire

Further to our report in December, Railway Paths Ltd has just signed a ‘significant’ contract with contractors, who will soon start the main repairs of this iconic Grade II*-listed viaduct which straddles the Erewash Valley near Ilkeston. The original intention had been to have the viaduct open by about April, but the scoping works by the companies tendering for the contract found that additional repairs were required, which has increased the overall cost and will, inevitably, delay completion. (Jeff Vinter)