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Building bridges to London's 2012 Olympics

PUBLISHED: 19:00 24 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:45 05 October 2010

Olympic Park. Bridge H01 beam lift. This is the first beam of the first permanent bridge to be lifted into place on the Olympic Park. Each beam measures 56.6 metres in length and weighs 110 tonnes and requires a crane, counterweighted with 250 tonnes to lift and manoeuvre the beam into place. The pipes visible in the base of the beam are in place to conduct mains cables through the bridge. Picture taken on 09 Oct by David Poultney.

Olympic Park. Bridge H01 beam lift. This is the first beam of the first permanent bridge to be lifted into place on the Olympic Park. Each beam measures 56.6 metres in length and weighs 110 tonnes and requires a crane, counterweighted with 250 tonnes to lift and manoeuvre the beam into place. The pipes visible in the base of the beam are in place to conduct mains cables through the bridge. Picture taken on 09 Oct by David Poultney.

© ODA 2008

IMAGES released by the Olympic Delivery Authority show the progress being made in the construction of a new network of roads and bridges linking the East End with the Olympic Park site. The main north-south route through the Olympic Park and new bridges

IMAGES released by the Olympic Delivery Authority show the progress being made in the construction of a new network of roads and bridges linking the East End with the Olympic Park site.

The main north-south route through the Olympic Park and new bridges into the Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre have already been built and construction work is now underway on 21 bridges in total. More than 30 new bridges will be built in the Olympic Park altogether

The new bridges will join up isolated pieces of land segregated by railway lines and waterways and forms part of the single biggest construction project the ODA is delivering.

Construction work has already been completed on the main north-south bridge and it is now being used by construction traffic.

The first new footbridge into the stadium site is nearing completion, spanning 41 metres across the River Lea to create an 11 metre-wide pedestrian link into the western side of the Olympic Stadium.

Construction work is also well underway on four more bridges into the stadium site.

Along with the construction of new bridges, work is also now underway to construct the Olympic Park Loop Road - a new 12km road that circles the Olympic Park site.


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