Branch Bridge In Littleport Reopens After £1.5 million Facelift

PUBLISHED: 09:33 04 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:01 04 May 2010

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BRANCH Bridge near Littleport has reopened after a major £1.5 million facelift.

The bridge was reopened after an extensive reconstruction project by Cambridgeshire County Council that took 26 weeks to complete.

The bridge, which carries the C134 over the

BRANCH Bridge near Littleport has reopened after a major £1.5 million facelift.

The bridge was reopened after an extensive reconstruction project by Cambridgeshire County Council that took 26 weeks to complete.

The bridge, which carries the C134 over the River Lark between Littleport and Queen Adelaide near Ely, failed crucial safety tests and required a complete reconstruction.

The bridge, a single span, composite steel beam and concrete deck

construction, was built 50 years ago and was not designed to take the weight of

modern traffic.

The scheme is part of the council's long-term commitment to provide safe

accessible routes across the county.

Councillor Roy Pegram, cabinet member for infrastructure, said: "This new bridge will improve safety on the road and river for all users. It is purpose built to withstand today's traffic and will provide a long-term benefit for residents in the area.


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