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New Metrolink bridge for Bridgewater Canal

21 September 2018
Bridgewater Canal Bridge

We reached another milestone on the Trafford Park Line earlier this month with the construction of a new bridge over the Bridgewater Canal.

Beams for the new bridge were put into place between Friday 7 and Sunday 9 September by contractors MPT. Two 500 tonne cranes lifted the nine beams across the canal to create the new structure, which has a span of 29 metres.

The bridge’s deck will be created in the next few months and the rails will be laid early next year.

You can see a time lapse video and interview with MPT senior engineer Lawrence Smith here.

Read the full news release for more information.