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New design for brighter railway bridge

Splott Road railway bridge, Cardiff
The bridge over the railway line had become dilapidated over the years

A railway bridge in Cardiff is being given an artistic makeover as part of series of improvement works.

Splott Road Railway Bridge had not been painted for many years and its dilapidated state was believed to be giving a poor impression of the area.

The bridge design by artist Andrew Smith was chosen following a process of public consulation which received 150 responses.

The work is being carried out by contractors in partnership with Network Rail.

Splott Road railway bridge, Cardiff - impression of redesign
The completed design will bring a splash of colour to Splott

Judith Woodman, Cardiff council executive member for communities, housing and social justice said: "I'm pleased that we have been able to support this project which is based on ideas from the community.

"I hope that the bridge will become a popular landmark for Splott."

Work on the bridge is due to be completed in the next few days.

The artistic makeover is part of the wider Splott Road improvement project.

This has included the installation of new shop shutters, the provision of brighter street lighting, new street furniture and a community notice board.

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