Scheme designed by Balfour Beatty Vinci team

'Bellingham' bridge bringing HS2 trains into Birmingham

The bridge will take trains over existing tracks and into Curzon Street

HS2 has been given the green light for a viaduct which will bring trains in and out of the city’s Grimshaw-designed Curzon Street station.

The city council has OK’d the design of the Curzon No 2 viaduct, which is the tallest structure in the sequence of viaducts and structures that make up the Curzon Street Approaches.

The bridge will carry three parallel high speed rail tracks over the existing east-west rail line. The 150m section of viaduct includes a 25m-high truss.

The scheme has been designed by the Balfour Beatty Vinci joint venture which is carrying out work on the route in and out of Birmingham. Curzon Street station will be built by a Mace Dragados joint venture.

HS2's 'Bellingham' bridge in Birmingham

The bridge will be the tallest structure in the sequence of viaducts leading into Curzon Street station