A 10-tonne haul didn’t prove a bridge too far for thieves who stole part of a landmark Leeds shopping development.
The thieves took a steel footbridge earmarked for the new Trinity Leeds shopping complex off the back of a trailer.
The bridge was taken overnight between Thursday, February 17 and Friday, February 18.
The robbers took the bridge from a holding yard near to Euro Auctions on Roall Lane, Kellington, Selby.
It was being stored on the back of a trailer used for an articulated lorry.
Weighing around 10.5 tonnes, the steel bridge measures 3ft 6in wide is estimated to be worth around £25,000.
PC Steve Armitage, of Selby police, said: “The pedestrian foot bridge has been constructed to be used in a shopping centre currently being built in Leeds.
“I am asking that if anyone saw the bridge being stolen or knows where it was taken to they contact me as soon as possible as I need to speak to them.”
Trinity Leeds, is a one million sq ft centre around Briggate, Albion Street and Boar Lane, which will have shops, restaurants and employ about 4,000 people.
The £350m project will transform a large section of Leeds city centre.
It will contain 120 shops including Marks & Spencer, H&M, Next and River Island.
The showpiece centre is expected to open in the city centre in 2013.
Anyone who can help locate the bridge or know the people responsible for the theft should contact PC Steve Armitage at Selby Police Station on 0845 60 60 24 7 quoting reference number 12110029015, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.