A BRIDGE carrying the main West Coast railway line over a busy Liverpool road is to be repainted in time for Capital of Culture celebrations.
The bridge, which spans the A562 Smithdown Road is a battleship grey and pockmarked with rust patches.
Network Rail, which will be carrying out the work, has joined forces with Liverpool council to fund the £75,000 project because the road is one of the main gateways into the city centre and could be used by thousands of visitors during the celebrations.
The bridge will now be repainted a “subtle” green colour.
Jo Kaye, Network Rail’s area general manager, said: “We want to help create a good impression of the city on all the visitors coming to the many events taking place.”
One lane of Smithdown Road will have to be closed in each direction for up to six weeks from today while work takes place.