New Burnley Bridge lowered into place

A milestone moment for a new £50m. Burnley business park saw parts of a huge link bridge lowered into place.

Tuesday, 24th September 2013, 4:41 pm
The gateway to Burnley Bridge Business Park is constructed.

The Burnley Bridge Business Park, which is expected to bring up to 1,500 new jobs to the borough, moved a step closure to completion.

The first piece of the bridge over the Leeds-Liverpool was secured in place which will open up the gateway to the 70-acre development site at Junction 9 of the M65 motorway.

A huge 1,000-ton crane lifted the first of 12 concrete beams into place at the former Hepworth’s site in Hapton.

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The gateway to Burnley Bridge Business Park is constructed.

Work on the long-awaited canal bridge began after £3.85m funding was secured from the European Regional Development Fund.

Developers Eshton hope the first businesses could move in to new and refurbished industrial units as early as Spring 2014.