Refurbishing & Strengthening of River Parrett Viaduct - Removing & Relaying Railway Track


Taziker was contracted by Network Rail Capital Projects to carry out refurbishment and strengthening of a five-span railway viaduct over the River Parrett in Somerset. This also included removing and relaying the track. Located just outside the small town of Langport, the structure consists of two half through girder spans, a truss span and two masonry arch spans. The railway line is a major branch of the Great Western Main Line.

Taziker successfully completed the project in a sixteen-day blockade; carrying out the strengthening work and repairs which increased capacity from RA5 to RA8. The track was handed back to Network Rail on time and the first train passed the structure on schedule with no faults.