It was installed today, and within a few weeks we will be cycling across it when the connecting paths are completed.
|Here it is then, in position, still attached to the 1000 tonne crane which lifted it into position in about 25 minutes.|
The structure was manufactured in Chepstow, and transported to site in four pieces, which were then bolted together before welding. It was off-loaded onto the river bank for the finishing work to be done.
Today was the culmination (almost) of ten years of work by Derbyshire County Council, British Waterways, and their contractors.
Below - a shot of the bridge sitting on the bank awaiting lifting into position. The main jib of the crane lies horizontal behind the bridge at this stage, and the concrete footings for the bridge can be seen in front of the crane.
The bridge is so called because it's predecessor was a long bridge for horses, rather than a bridge for long horses.
And here a picture of the bridge in mid-lift.