It is not alltogether clear whether this draconian closure was ever a serious proposal; or, more likely, a bit of kite-flying by Network Rail to see if they could save a penny or two.
A brand new bridge and approach embankments will be constructed immediately adjacent to (east of) the existing bridge. The new bridge will incorporate footpaths. Work will also be required to tie in the approach road on both sides of the bridge, which is likely to require short night-time/weekend closures and/or traffic control.
We will start site set up and undertake preliminary works from November 2014. We will remove the existing bridge deck at Christmas 2015.
Bam Nuttall is already on site ...
When the apostles met together with (the risen) Jesus, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time give the Kingdom back to Israel?” Jesus said to them, “The times and occasions are set by my Father's own authority, and it is not for you to know when they will be. But when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” After saying this, he was taken up to heaven as they watched him, and a cloud hid him from their sight.
fbb understands the last sentence as more of a "fading into light" rather than some divine rocket lift-off. To the minds the writers of such accounts, heaven was "up", the grave was "down" and this coloured their use of words. But the short account above gives some real power to the Christian message. It also goes on to predict Jesus' return at the end of time.
The offer of new life for ever is concluded in the very last passages of our Bible, the book called "Revelation".
Then the one who sits on the throne said, “And now I make all things new!” Those who win the victory will receive this from me: I will be their God, and they will be my children. But cowards, traitors, perverts, murderers, the immoral, those who practice magic, those who worship idols, and all liars ...”
Many people would like a "universal" heaven, but there is no evidence for that concept in the Bible. Many don't like the idea of a Judgmental God, but ...