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Development bridges cost 500,000

Two steel bridges, one spanning 32m (104ft) and weighing 45 tonnes and the other 25m (81ft) and 25 tonnes, have arrived in Norfolk.

They will provide pedestrian and cycle links while carrying utility service pipes and cables in the Nar Ouse development area of King's Lynn.

The bridges costing £500,000 have been under construction in Kent and are being put on to prepared foundations.

Diversions will be in place to take traffic around the affected area.

The structures, made of arched steel girders, will replace a concrete bridge and a timber railway bridge, a spokesman for the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

"The timber bridge will be dismantled during the installation, but the concrete bridge will be removed at a later date by Morston Assets who are redeveloping the area."

Jason Law, cabinet member for regeneration, said: "The existing bridges are in a pretty bad state of repair.

"Replacing them will provide crucial cycle and pedestrian links within the new development."



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