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WATCH: Enormous abnormal load leaves Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 18:56 28 October 2018 | UPDATED: 18:56 28 October 2018

The transformer stretching out across Wherstead Road Picture: KATY SANDALLS

The transformer stretching out across Wherstead Road Picture: KATY SANDALLS

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Crowds gathered on Wherstead Road on Sunday morning to watch a huge electrical transformer make its way out of Ipswich.

The transformer, which weighs over 460,000kg, is part of the East Anglia ONE project was being moved from West Bank at Ipswich Docks to Bullen Lane in Bramford.

Wherstead Road was closed again this morning to allow the load to cross over the wrong side of Bourne Bridge and out onto the A137 before heading to the A14.

The road was closed for several hours yesterday while a temporary bridge was constructed on top of Bourne Bridge to ensure it was strong enough to take the load’s wait.

Shortly after 8am the load and its police escort left the port to the excitement of many enthusiasts.

Wherstead Road was closed while the load moved across Picture: KATY SANDALLSWherstead Road was closed while the load moved across Picture: KATY SANDALLS

Suffolk Highways expect Wherstead Road to be closed for around four hours while they remove the temporary bridge.

A rolling road block is in place on the A14 while the load moves across.

The load weighed over 460,000kg Picture: KATY SANDALLSThe load weighed over 460,000kg Picture: KATY SANDALLS

Bourne Bridge had to be strenghtened to take the weight of the load Picture: KATY SANDALLSBourne Bridge had to be strenghtened to take the weight of the load Picture: KATY SANDALLS

Other vehicles involved in the move test out the temporary bridge Picture: KATY SANDALLSOther vehicles involved in the move test out the temporary bridge Picture: KATY SANDALLS

Wherstead Road will remain closed for a number of hours Picture: KATY SANDALLSWherstead Road will remain closed for a number of hours Picture: KATY SANDALLS

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