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Ashbourne based contractor Whitehouse Construction removed a 200t wrought iron railway bridge at Fenny Bentley during a 56 hour road possession last weekend. The disused railway bridge ran across the A515 between Ashbourne and Buxton road and formed part of the Tissington Trail bridleway and footpath.

Limited clearance of only 4m has left the bridge damaged by lorries. Derbyshire County Council is replacing the structure with a lighter, steel lattice truss in March.

This new bridge will sit at 5m above the carriageway, providing an extra metre of clearance. The project value is £390,000.

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