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Bridge gives Gloucester a lift

June 8 2009

Bridge gives Gloucester a lift
Sheffield based engineer Davey Markham is celebrating the opening of a new lift bridge in Gloucester, named High Orchard Bridge.

The 300 tonne electro-hydraulic moveable deck rotates 69 degrees around a horizontal axis to allow shipping entry to a navigation channel.

When fully lowered the £10m the structure links an inner relief road to a new south-west bypass, providing access to the Gloucester Quays regeneration scheme.

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