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Coventry ring road: Freemans Way footbridge demolished

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image captionTwo other bridges over the ring road, including West Bridge, have already been knocked down

Work to demolish a footbridge over Coventry's ring road has started in the latest phase of a £59m redevelopment.

The roads underneath junction six will be closed until 06:00 BST on Monday to allow contractors to pull down the old Freemans Way footbridge.

The redevelopment, called Friargate, will include a new bridge linking the city centre and railway station.

The city council said the delivery of steel beams to support the new bridge deck will arrive on Monday.

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image captionThe Friargate development will include a new bridge linking the city centre and railway station

They will be installed over 10 nights from 8 September until 17 September, the council said.

Rachel Lancaster, cabinet member for public services, said: "We have scheduled the delivery and installation to cause as minimal disruption to road users as is possible, but with such a huge undertaking, it is inevitable there will be some delays to traffic."

She said the project was due to finish next Spring.

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