A huge 59-tonne boat was escorted through Ipswich today. 

Drivers were warned of delays as Suffolk police helped transport the 24.8-metre boat through the town on Thursday

The escort saw the boat travel along the A1071, A1214, A137, West End Road, Bridge Street as it made its way to Ipswich Haven Marina in Key Street. 

Ipswich Star: The boat was escorted through IpswichThe boat was escorted through Ipswich (Image: IAG)

The movement of the boat was a joint operation involving Openreach, UK Power Networks and Suffolk Streetlighting. 

The boat came to Ipswich from Oundle in Northamptonshire. 

It comes after a road closure was put in place on Sunday while a 120-tonne transformer was escorted through Suffolk.

The B1113 High Street in Sproughton was closed while police escorted the abnormal load from the Port of Felixstowe to Bramford sub station.

Street furniture was also removed to allow the abnormal load to fit down the road.