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Nottingham Bridge slide

Work to start sliding the first section of the iconic bridge that will carry trams over Nottingham Station will take place overnight on Monday 11 February.

The movement of the first section of the impressive steel bridge, which will be known as Karlsruhe Friendship Bridge, marks a significant milestone in the Nottingham Express Transit (NET) project to extend the city's tram lines to the south and south west of the city.

Measuring 104 metres long, 14.5 metres wide and weighing 1100 tonnes, the steel bridge is being built in two sections due to its sheer size. The first half has been built on top of four temporary towers at a height that will allow it to be launched over Queens Road into its final position over Nottingham Station.

For more details see our Nottingham page

11 February 2013

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