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Tennison Road Bridge re-opens

At last

FolkestoneJack's Tracks

The year long closure of Tennison Road Bridge to road traffic has come to an end with the official re-opening of the bridge on 11th June 2015, five days earlier than originally announced.

Before The old bridge (with temporary footbridge behind)

After The new bridge

It has seemed like a slow six months since the bridge was impressively jacked into place over the live railway, with spurts of development following days of relative inactivity. The new bridge opened to pedestrians on 18th March, followed by the removal of the temporary footbridge on 29th March (an exercise which required the use of a 1000 ton crane during a 27 hour posession).

Since then we have seen the demolition of the old approach wall; the installation of precast panels and parapets; the redirection of gas, power and water services; fitting out of street lights/speed cameras/mobile masts; four layers of road surfacing; the painting…

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