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1,600-tonne bridge launched over 11 live railway lines at Stratford Station

A 1,600 tonne bridge, which will provide access to the Olympic Park, was successfully pushed over 11 live railway lines at Stratford Station and touched down on the other side of the tracks last week

The 128m long and 14m wide bridge will provide a link from the existing town centre to Westfield’s £1.45bn Stratford City Project both before and after the Olympic Games

“The town centre link bridge is crucial to getting millions of spectators from Stratford Town Centre to the other side, into the Olympic Park,” said Chairman for the ODA John Armitt.  “It will play a key role during the Games and will play a key role in legacy, allowing residents and commuters to walk freely from one side to the other.”

The bridge was constructed on site in three sections which were then progressively pushed out on three separate occasions.

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