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Huge 60-tonne boat to be hauled through Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 19:14 09 May 2019 | UPDATED: 19:24 09 May 2019

The boat will be transported from Northamptonshire to the Ipswich Waterfront (stock image) Picture: GREGG BROWN

The boat will be transported from Northamptonshire to the Ipswich Waterfront (stock image) Picture: GREGG BROWN

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A boat weighing in at almost 60 tonnes will be towed into Ipswich on Friday – with drivers in Suffolk warned to expect delays as it heads to the waterfront.

A 24.9m long boat, weighing 59,000kg, will be escorted from Fairline Boats in Oundle, Northamptonshire to Ipswich Haven Marina.

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Motorists are being warned they may experience delays on Friday, May 10, from 11.30am as police escort the abnormal load through the county.

The route will be as follows: A1303 - Newmarket - B1506 (Kentford) - A14 - A1214 - A137 - West End Rd - Bridge St - local roads to site

Suffolk police will escort the boat from the A1303 (Quy Bridge) to Ipswich Haven Marina in Key Street.

Delays can be expected along these routes.

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