I am pleased to announce that Network Rail is ‘pigeon proofing’ a number of bridges in Shrewsbury as part of a seven-week plan to help improve the town centre.
The work on Castle Foregate Railway Bridge and the surrounding bridges will provide a safer and more hygienic environment for people in the town, as pigeon droppings can damage structures and can cause a slippery surface that can lead to slips, trips and falls.
Shropshire Council and Network Rail – the bridge owners - have agreed a joint solution to the problem, which will see special netting installed under the bridge, above the pavement. The bridge will also be cleaned.
The project continues until the end of April with work taking place overnight to minimise disruption to road users.