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Solihull HS2 bridge lowered into place

media captionBridge being installed

A 900-tonne bridge has been lowered into place as part of construction of a new road layout for Birmingham's HS2 Interchange station.

The 45-metre structure was installed over the A446 in Solihull and will form part of the area's remodelled road network.

It was lifted into place using a 128-wheeled hydraulic platform.

Work is due to be complete by Monday, with HS2 saying it has achieved in days what would normally take months.

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image captionThe bridge is part of work to remodel Solihull's road network for HS2

"This is really quite a complex job," said Imogen Graves, the design manager for the new Interchange station.

"We have overall about six structures and then 8 km of highways - in terms of coordinating and managing all that it's quite a big task."

She said seeing the bridge go in was "a massive relief and a proud moment" after three years of work and preparation.

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