Altrincham bridge demolition time lapse

May 31, 2012 2:46 pm

Yes, I know. Another post about the bridge! MJ Finnigan demolition, the company responsible for removing the bridge in Altrincham have uploaded a time lapse video (see above) of how they removed the famous bridge at the Metro Station. It’s quite interesting and definitely worth a watch. The bridge was removed remarkably quickly and easily, as it was seemingly broken into segments and transported away. A much cleaner job than I had imagined; I think I watch too many action films as I assumed it would involve a large amount of C4!

For those of you wondering why the bridge was removed, it is all part of the redevelopment of the Altrincham Interchange. TFGM have said:

The demolition is the first step in a project to transform the existing interchange into a new, fully accessible facility with a modern concourse; a single, integrated ticket office and improved links between bus, train and tram services. This will provide a far better passenger experience for that thousands of people who use the Interchange on a regular basis. It is also an important step in the development plans for Altrincham town centre.

Sounds good to us.

1 Comment

  1. Peter
    Posted June 7, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    That’s a cool video! didn’t know that the bridge had to go because of the new plans… let’s see how long it coould have been left up there!


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