Video: Highways England installs footbridge over A27 in Chichester

Time lapse video of new £3.22M bridge installed overnight after months of preparation to provide a safe crossing for walkers, cyclists, residents and school children.

Balfour Beatty, working with subcontractor Interserve has completed installation of a new footbridge for Highways England on the A27 near Chichester, West Sussex.

The completed structure is set to be opened to the public in the coming weeks.

“This new footbridge will provide pedestrians with a safe way to cross the busy A27," said Peter Phillips, Highways England Asset Manager.

"It will link communities south of the A27 with Chichester town centre, and help improve access to the leisure facilities and walking routes south of the A27. It will also be a key link to and from the new Chichester Free School. After months of planning the bridge has been successfully lifted into place. Installing the bridge deck is one of the final milestones, and we’re looking forward to opening the footbridge soon.”

The bridge, which weighs 41 tonnes and is 41 metres long, took 26 weeks to build with up to 14 people per day working on it in the factory in Cardiff. It was transported to Chichester on Friday 19 June. It was escorted by 4 police vehicles during its journey to Chichester.

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