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Video | Major bridge jacking job for Tilbury Douglas on A69

Tilbury Douglas has jacked two bridge decks into place on the A69 upgrade project in Northumberland.

Engineers are building two bridges at the A69 Bridge End roundabout near Hexham in Northumberland for Highways England.

The decks have been jacked into place prior to the bridges’ opening later this summer.

Paula Parson, construction manager for infrastructure at Tilbury Douglas said: “We are delighted to have completed this part of the A69 project, I would like to thank our team and the wider supply chain for all their hard work on this scheme to date.”

Highways England project manager Alek James said: “I’m very pleased that we’ve successfully ‘jacked’ the bridge decks into place and it’s nice for people to get a proper look at the fruits of our labour. I’d also like to reiterate how proud I am of the team for the work they’ve done throughout the covid-19 crisis and difficult weather conditions.

“By completing this landmark stage of the scheme, we have moved a significant step closer to the moment everyone is waiting for, which is opening to traffic this summer.”

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