Making history in Dunford Bridge

A major milestone as work starts to take down the overhead cables

Starting this week (commencing 9 May), we’re breaking new ground by starting to remove some of the overhead cables in Dunford Bridge close to the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT).

National Grid and Morgan Sindall teams will safely lower the cables to the ground before coiling them onto an empty drum.

The cables we are removing pass across our TPT diversion. At these locations, to keep members of the public safe we will need to temporarily block access while we cut and remove the cables. Each time we do this, we expect it to last no more than five minutes.

It’s highly skilled work and you’ll be able to see it for yourself if you’re passing through the area, as we reach another key milestone in our plans to enhance the beautiful Dark Peak landscape.

All work will be complete by Friday 20 May, and we will keep disruption to a minimum throughout.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of this work, please get in touch with the VIP project team directly by calling 0330 134 0051 or sending an email to: