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Video | Bridge demolition work

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Spectacular footage has been released of a bridge being demolished this weekend.

The old Merafield Bridge over the A38 at Plympton near Plymouth was reduced to dust on Saturday night.

Its replacement has already opened as part of a £6.3M project for Highways England.

Merafield Bridge demolition May 2016

 

Transport minister Andrew Jones said: “It’s vital that we replace out-of-date infrastructure so we can keep traffic moving and I am pleased Highways England has delivered this new bridge over the A38 on time and on budget.

“As well as tackling congestion, our investment in England’s motorways and major A roads is about keeping communities connected through projects like this.”

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