New Burnley Bridge lowered into place

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

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 gateway to Burnley Bridge Business Park is constructed.

The gateway to Burnley Bridge Business Park is constructed.

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.

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.