The A14 Integrated Delivery Team, comprising Balfour Beatty, Skanska and Costain, has completed the construction of a bridge as part of Highways England’s £1.5bn major improvement scheme on the A14 motorway in the UK.

The newly opened bridge represents the second of 34 bridges and main structures to be developed under the project.

The overall project involves the expansion and upgrading of a 21-mile stretch of the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon from two to three lanes in each direction.

It also includes the construction of a new 17-mile bypass south of Huntingdon.

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“The newly opened bridge represents the second of 34 bridges and main structures to be developed under the project.”

The new bridge connects Brampton and Grafham in Cambridgeshire and is 50m longer than the earlier one, spanning the new A1, as well as the future A14.

In the coming days, the older bridge will be demolished by excavators and all concrete recovered from it will be crushed and reused on the project.

Highways England senior stakeholder manager for the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Mike Evans said: “The Brampton Road bridge is an important link for communities living across the A1 and A14 just south of Huntingdon and we are delighted that many turned up to mark the occasion and open the new bridge to traffic with us.

“Now that the new bridge is opened we can get on with demolishing the old bridge and continue building the new A1 and A14 carriageways at this location and keep to the project’s challenging timetable to open the new A14 to traffic by the end of 2020.”