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Video | HS2 bridge demolition timelapse

Timelapse footage shows Solihull-based demolition firm Armac removing a 4,000-tonne bridge over the M42 for HS2.

The demolition team used a 100-tonne excavator and a further seven 50-tonne demolition excavators to complete the 52-hour operation, supplemented by numerous breaker and cruncher attachments.

Six articulated dumper trucks transported the excavated material to a local stockpile where it will be crushed and reused on HS2’s haul roads and work sites.

This is the second of two 4,000-tonne bridges near the M42 which needed to be demolished so HS2 can build a new twin box structure, which will carry the high-speed line over the motorway in the future.

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