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The Gallery | Anti-collision bridge installation

A replacement railway bridge with features to reduce collision damage was installed in just three days over the bank holiday weekend.

Replacing a Victorian railway bridge in Long John Hill, Norwich, the new bridge has a flat reinforced underside instead of an archway, helping reduce both the likelihood of being hit by a vehicle and the impact of a potential collision.

The bridge was pre-built to minimise time onsite and was rolled into place using self-propelled modular transporter machines, similar to those used to move NASA rockets.

The coming months will see further work beneath the bridge to improve drainage.

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