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Final bridge beam lift on Norwich road completed

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The final bridge beam lifts on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NNDR) project have been completed by Norfolk County Council and Balfour Beatty.

The 32 beams were lifted into place at Middle Road, Great Plumstead, with a 500 tonne crane in less than two days.

It is the second “green bridge” on the 20km route with the hedgerow and panelling designed to create a safe crossing for bats on a known flight path.

Project manager for Norfolk County Council Ian Taylor said: “Since the beginning of the year we’ve seen main beam lifts completed on all eight bridges – including the sizable steel beams over the Norwich to Sheringham railway.

“All have gone without a hitch, which is a credit to the professionalism of Balfour Beatty. Completing the bridge beam lifts is a significant advance for the project.”

Balfour Beatty Norwich Northern Distributor Road project director Chris Sedman said: “The installation of the final bridge beams on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road is a great success for the project and a testament to the team’s engineering capabilities.

“Over the coming months, we look forward to opening a number of bridges which will enable the local community to experience some of the many benefits the project will deliver including improved road access and reduced congestion.”

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