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Tramlink Nottingham, one of our clients, has completed the installation of a 1,000 tonne bridge which will form part of an elevated tram route through a Nottingham hospital site.

The new steel, bowstring arch bridge was jacked up 6m (20ft) to its installation height earlier in the week and was moved overnight on Saturday.

Part of the A52 in Nottingham was closed while the "feat of engineering" took place.

The £570m tram extension should be completed by the end of the year.

Several hundred people turned out to watch the bridge being moved into place near Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre on Saturday night.


Engineering feat

  • The tram bridge weighs more than 1,000 tonnes
  • The complete bridge is 62m (203ft) long
  • Tracking the bridge from the site compound to its final position over the highway took about three-and-a-half hours

Dr Peter Homa, chief executive of Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, added: "This is a significant milestone and the reality of being the only hospital in the country to link to a tram network is one step closer."

The work to move the bridge, which was inched into place with four, 40-wheel, self-propelled transporters, was completed by 06:00 BST on Sunday.

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