National Rail donates bridge

A famous iron footbridge at King’s Cross Station that featured in the Harry Potter films is being moved to Hampshire as part of the £500m redevelopment on the station.

Network Rail donated the Handyside Bridge to the Mid Hants Railway, a not for profit organisation that operates a fleet of steam locomotives on the Watercress Line in Ropley.

David Snow from Mid Hants Railway said: “We are absolutely delighted to have acquired this historic bridge for re-location to The Watercress Line. We have long wanted a footbridge to provide a viewing location across our tracks and to acquire this one, which has featured in a number of the Harry Potter films, will be an excellent addition to our railway.”

Nine lorries were used to move the bridge to Eastleigh where it will be shot blasted and painted. The first section is planned to be installed by the end of the year.

03/11/2011

 

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