Construction Enquirer News Alun Griffiths drags concrete replacement railway bridge onto firm ground
Contractor Alun Griffiths has finally freed a 4,260t bridge that had sunk into the mud during what was billed as the UK heaviest bridge move.
Five fully-laden quarry wagons and a dozer managed to drag the bridge carried on six transporters onto firmer ground yesterday.
The concrete bridge got stuck when its was being moved into position following the demolition of original Gipsy Patch Lane rail bridge to the North Bristol.
The Network Rail replacement project was due to be completed this weekend but is now set to overrun by several days disrupting rail services.
Metal plates covered with tarmac has now been laid to stabilise the ground when the self propelled transporters sank into the mud after several days of heavy rain before the big bridge lift.