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Stockport's newest bridge lifted into place

Chadkirk Bridge - Stockport’s newest bridge - was lifted into place by contractors this week.

The 36m long steel vierendeel truss bridge, weighing nearly 38t including the concrete deck, was installed by Stockport Council’s contractor Bethel Construction.

The multi-use bridge, near Vale Road and Chadkirk Chapel, linking Marple, Bredbury Green and Romiley, and also linking to local and national trails, is expected to open to the public next month.

Chadkirk Bridge is part of a national project from charity Sustrans to build new walking and cycling routes linking up communities across the UK.

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  • Please note that this is NOT a Vierendeel truss. It is a Warren truss.

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