If you’ve passed through Dinting Arches / Viaduct on the way into Glossop over the last week or two, you will have noticed various work’s going on around the piers of the viaduct to remove some of the nearby trees.
Well it would appear, these are just the start of what will be a £6.4million, 18 month project to strengthen and refurbish the Dinting viaduct, which was original built in 1842.
If you would like more information on the scheme Network Rail and one of their contractor’s Taziker Industries are holding a drop-in event at Dinting Primary School, from 7pm to 9pm, next Wednesday (March 14)
The work’s will see scaffolding put up to encapsulate the viaduct to prevent contamination of the brook, road and surrounding environment and involve strengthening of the existing structure, along with installing new bearing and repairs to steel, brickwork and masonry, in a similar fashion to the work done on Mottram / Broadbottom Viaduct last year. In addition once the works are completed the viaduct will be repainted.
The works will also see two special staircases constructed so workers can get onto scaffolding suspended beneath the viaduct from ground / road level, and will I expect at some point, see some temporary disruption to rail services.