Good news for World Monuments Watch site
We are delighted to report that following a temporary pause due to the Covid-19 crisis, work has restarted at Bennerley Viaduct. The viaduct was included on World Monuments 2020 Watch and following some successful fundraising by The Friends group and site owners’ Railway Paths, work started in early 2020 on repairs to the structure and the infrastructure for public access.
A phased process
Almost as soon as the work started, it had to be temporarily halted due to the pandemic, but at the end of May 2020 a phased restart has begun earnest. Contractors are adhering to social distancing rules and government advice is being continually monitored. They have started working on repairs to the ironwork, brick piers and abutments.
We believe that Bennerley is the first of WMF Britain’s sites in the UK to reopen following the Corona Virus pandemic and we will remain in close contact with the team to review progress.