Video – Armac does it again…

Another weekend, another successful bridge removal.

Motorists using the A14 in Cambridgeshire this morning will likely be unaware that a major demolition project took place this weekend to remove a bridge that linked the villages of Swavesey and Boxworth at junction 28.

But the old bridge was dismantled by Armac Group during a weekend possession. Construction director Julian Lamb said: “The only way to complete the work safely is to close the A14 beneath it, and by completing the work over a single weekend, we hope to keep disruption to an absolute minimum.”

A new 2,127 tonne bridge, spanning 60 metres, will form part of the new Swavesey junction off the A14.

Highways England is upgrading 21 miles (34km) of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon to three lanes in each direction, as well as building a 17-mile (27km) bypass south of Huntingdon.

The project – set to be completed by the end of 2020 – is expected to cut journey times by 20 minutes.