Daily uk news Huge 120-tonne bridge slips off back of lorry trailer after being lifted by crane during work on new flyover in Leeds city centre PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The huge 120-tonne structure managed to slip off the back of a specialised heavy load vehicle and crush it after being 'safely placed' onto the trailer, according to Leeds City Council.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A huge 120-tonne bridge slipped off the back of a specialised heavy load vehicle after being lifted by a crane as part of demolition works. The incident took place in Regent Street, Leeds as contractors worked on the A64 bridge replacement works that will see a new £31million flyover installed in the city centre. A section of the newly demolished bridge managed to destroy a truck below it as concrete chunks were being moved onto the back of a specialised vehicle yesterday evening. A piece of the concrete bridge had been 'safely placed' onto heavy load vehicle, but a 'failure of the trailer' caused it to move according to Leeds City Council. The Regent Street Inner Ring Road had been closed since yesterday evening for 'bridge demolition works'. It is understood the 120-tonne bridge was being moved by crane when it crushed a specialised vehicle on the street below. Pictured: The scene in Regent Street, Leeds last night The Regent Street Inner Ring Road (above) had been closed since yesterday evening for 'bridge demolition works' as part of the city's £31million flyover upgrade project In a statement posted to Twitter this morning Leeds City Council explained a concrete chunk of the bridge had been 'safely placed onto the heavy load vehicle'An eyewitness explained to LeedsLive: '120 tonne section of the A64 bridge replacement has just collapsed on the truck from the crane.' The works were due to last the next four weekends, until 5.30am on Monday June 7.The Inner Ring Road site site was set to reopen on Monday, but pictures from this morning show the area has been fenced off. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Rail companies will add more than 2,500 daily services to...
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In a statement posted this morning, Leeds City Council said: 'Essential work to demolish and rebuild the northern section of Regent Street Flyover is currently ongoing. 'Last night, a concrete section of the demolished bridge was being lifted onto a specialist trailer to be disposed of and recycled away from site. 'It was safely placed onto the heavy load vehicle however there was failure of the trailer, causing the piece of bridge to shift from its resting position.'It is now being broken up for safe removal and will be cleared from the site by lunchtime today.' Pictures from this morning show part of Regent Street remains fenced off and debris that has been left in the wake of the incident Work on the Leeds Regent Street £31million flyover project began last May and is expected to last two years. Pictured: Part of the 120-tonne structure shown this morningThe council has also since confirmed there were no injuries as a result of this incident. Work on the Leeds Regent Street flyover project, that is estimated to cost £31million, began last May and is expected to last two years.As part of the upgrade scheme, the 60-year-old bridge that supports the A64 Inner Ring Road over the A61 Regent Street will need to be demolished.
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