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Gallery: Riverside Bridge construction

Construction of the new bridge

This gallery was created on Thursday, 6th December 2007

Riverside Bridge - the day before the big lift

Riverside bridge being swung into place, very slowly!

Riverside Bridge, Cambridge being swung into place.

Lets keep it that way ... except cycles of course!

The big lift - the Riverside bridge goes in (slowly)

Jim Chisholm watching the big lift - the Riverside bridge dangles while the fittings are adjusted

Swinging the bridge into place

Contact! Its manual force that guides the Riverside Bridge into place.

Workmen lining up the bridge. You can watch the video by clicking on the photo or on the little play button below the photo, above. If you watch the video, and listen carefully you can hear the moment when the bridge drops into place. ... [more]

Bridge architect, Chris Dunn, shown here told me that the main span is 36m to the top of the support pillars. The pillars are at a sharp angle and so the span to the bases is 40m. The overall span of the bridge includes 100m across the floo ... [more]

Preparing to 'pull' the main span onto the support pillar. Riverside Bridge.

In order to join the pillar to the bridge the workman who is bent over had to cut out a new spacing plate with the oxy-acetylene torch.

Riverside cycle bridge, newly installed by night

Riverside bridge in place, still suspended from the crane.

There's an 'ole in it! separate paths on the new Riverside bridge.

Is there really room to reinstate a road here as well as an adequate footway?

Riverside Bridge, under construction.

Riverside Bridge, under construction.

Riverside Bridge, under construction.

Riverside Bridge, under construction.

Riverside Bridge, under construction.

Riverside Bridge, under construction.

Riverside Bridge, under construction.

Riverside Bridge now connected.

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