VIDEO: Timelapse shows construction of new road bridge over A24 near Horsham

This video shows the construction of a road bridge over the A24 - part of a new junction being built west of Horsham.

The County Times was given an exclusive tour around the site on Friday where civil engineering company Breheny has been building a new grade-separated junction since June 2014, a project which is due to be completed by the end of 2015.

A24 roadworks aerial shot Horsham (photo by pictures from above) SUS-150120-124900001

A24 roadworks aerial shot Horsham (photo by pictures from above) SUS-150120-124900001

When they built the road bridge Breheny required a 1,000 tonne crane to lift the 23 precast concrete beams, which make up its backbone and are pre stressed, into place.

The 21 internal beams weighed 42 tonnes, with the two on the edge weighing 89.5 tonnes. Once in place nearly 500 tonnes of concrete went on to the bridge before a protective and then road surface was put down.

For a picture special see this Thursday’s County Times.