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Overnight works bring a new bridge to span the A14

The new cycle bridge is lowered into place over the A14 at Bury Picture: John Goldsmith ANL-140804-155418001

The new cycle bridge is lowered into place over the A14 at Bury Picture: John Goldsmith ANL-140804-155418001

Inch-by-inch a giant crane, standing on the closed A14, lowers Bury St Edmunds’ latest bridge into place across the dual-carriageway.

The 28 tonne, 43m long span was installed over Friday night to cause the minimum of disruption on the busy east-west trunk road but people still came out to watch the operation.

The precision operation had to place the span between supports previously put in place on Northgate Avenue to the north and Thingoe Hill behind EMG’s car showroom.

It is part of a £2 million project to provide a cycleway and pedestrian route linking residential areas north of the A14 with the station and town centre.

It should be open for use in early May.

Picture by John Goldsmith

 

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