A NEW footbridge near Worcester has been moved into place.

The Broomhall Way footbridge over the A4440 Crookbarrow Way was moved into position on Saturday night (August 3).

The road underneath was closed both ways while the work was carried out, which had been expected to take most of Sunday, but was finished early on Sunday morning, allowing the road to be re-opened at 11am.

Worcestershire County Council tweeted a photo of the bridge and said: "A4440 Crookbarrow Way now fully open eight hours ahead of schedule - bridleway/footway/cycleway bridge installed overnight - contraflow traffic management (will be) removed next weekend."

Martin Lewis captured this video as the bridge was put into place

The bridge, which is for pedestrians, mobility scooters, bikes and those on horseback, is not yet fully open as it has not been connected to footpaths linking it to the surrounding area.

These will be installed in the coming days and weeks to make the bridge fully ready for use.

When the bridge is open it will provide a link between the communities of St Peters and Norton as well as supporting connectivity between the city centre and the new Worcestershire Parkway Station.

The work on the Southern Link Road is expected to be fully completed in 2021 with the dualling of the Southern Link Road between Junction 7 of the M5 and Powick Roundabout.

Worcestershire County Council approved an extra £7 million for three bridges across the A4440 in November last year.

To keep up to date visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/slr