New bridge sections delivered

TWO huge sections of a new £500,000 footbridge over the A14 near Felixstowe port have been delivered ready to be swung into place next weekend.Workers will this week weld together the pieces of the metal structure ready for a huge crane to come and place the completed 44-tonne silver-grey bridge - for which walkers started campaigning seven years ago - across the road.

TWO huge sections of a new £500,000 footbridge over the A14 near Felixstowe port have been delivered ready to be swung into place next weekend.

Workers will this week weld together the pieces of the metal structure ready for a huge crane to come and place the completed 44-tonne silver-grey bridge - for which walkers started campaigning seven years ago - across the road.

The A14 between the dock spur roundabout and Dock Gate One was closed to create a safe working environment and allow the sections to be delivered. Diversions were put in place.

Roger Chenery, Highways Agency project manager, said: “The footings for the footbridge have been constructed and we're now ready to install the bridge.

“The new bridge, when completed, will provide a safe crossing point for pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair users.”

The new bridge stretches from Rendlesham Road, Felixstowe, to the fields of Clickett Hill on the edge of Trimley St Mary.

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The footbridge is expected to be swung into place on Sunday June 18.

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