Photos of new 60m bridge arriving in Bath and being lifted into Bath Quays

A huge 60 metre long bridge 'superstructure' has arrived in Bath for the new crossing over the River Avon at Bath Quays. A truck carrying the long stretch of steel parked up outside Bath College on Avon Street this morning (May 12). Workers appeared to be in quite close proximity without PPE while getting the lifting rig prepared.

The large structure was then lifted into the site. Looking for Bath's top stories in one place? Sign up for our newsletter here The bridge commissioned by Bath and North East Somerset Council has been made by Victor Buyck, a Belgian steelwork fabricator who will also install it during the construction phase of Bath Quays later this year.

The bridge delivery from Belgium has been split into four parts - with two arriving today, and two next Tuesday (May 19). Each part of the bridge is to be placed on temporary supports before the four parts are welded together over a period of several weeks. They will remain there until the foundations have been completed and the bridge can be lifted into position.

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