A14 viaduct demolition project in Huntingdon continues

The removal of the bridge on Brampton Road in Huntingdon

The removal of the bridge on Brampton Road in Huntingdon - Credit: Archant

Demolition teams are continuing to make progress in taking down the A14 viaduct over Huntingdon railway station.

Up close and personal - the removal of the bridge at Huntingdon Railway Station

Up close and personal - the removal of the bridge at Huntingdon Railway Station - Credit: Archant

A giant machine which lifts out the bridge sections, can clearly be seen in place on the top of the bridge which has been a landmark for more than 40 years and which used to carry thousands of cars a day.

Eighteen beams, which formed the structure, are being lifted out individually over the summer, causing the regular closure of Brampton Road and diversions being put in place.

The £1.5 billion Highways England project is country’s the biggest roadbuilding scheme. Work started on the 21 mile upgrade in 2016 and it opened on May 5 - well ahead of the original completion date set for the end of the year.

A 12-mile Huntingdon bypass opened last December, a year ahead of schedule, but work continues on new road links around Huntingdon.

Work on the bridge at Brampton Road is finally taking shape

Work on the bridge at Brampton Road is finally taking shape - Credit: Archant

The bridge at Huntingdon Railway Station

The bridge at Huntingdon Railway Station - Credit: Archant


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