Nottingham bridge slides into place

Nottingham bridge slides into place

A 1,100 tonne bridge has been slowly moved into place, directly above Nottingham’s central station.

The 104m Karlsruhe Friendship Bridge - named after the city’s German twin town – will carry trams to the station as part of a huge extension to the infrastructure network.

Taylor Woodrow Alstom used precision engineering techniques to slide the bridge up to 10m per night, taking several weeks to complete.

Adjacent roads were kept open, steps which Nottingham City Council said had "minimised the impact" to the public.

A time-lapse video documenting the colossal operation is now available to view. Interestingly, many of the sounds heard in the video’s soundtrack were created using audio recorded on site.

To view the video, click here.

Published:21/05/13

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