Male swan George was seriously injured when he was shot in the head in a park in Cheltenham in January.
An old 100-tonne bridge was lifted out on Saturday and beams for the new bridge installed on Sunday.
Andrew Apperley, originally from Gloucestershire, was due to return the day after attending a beach party in Thailand.
A life-sized statue of champion jockey Sir Tony McCoy will be unveiled at the Cheltenham Festival.
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Cheltenham Town boost their survival hopes with a win over fellow League Two strugglers Yeovil.
Forest Green's hopes of closing in on National League leaders Lincoln are dashed with defeat at Gateshead.
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