11 pictures as UK's first 'beacon bridge' is lifted into place at Garforth train station in Leeds

A first of its kind railway bridge has been lifted into place in Leeds.

Located at Garforth station, the ‘Beacon' Bridge, so-called due to the striking design of its two lift shafts, is the first of its kind in the UK and will give passengers a safe, step-free option for the first time.

The new bridge was officially lifted into place over the weekend and Network Rail is hopeful it will be partly open to the public by mid/late June.

Garforth’s previous Grade II listed bridge has been carefully removed and relocated to the Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway in Kent.

Yorkshire Evening Post photographer Simon Hulme visited the site on Monday morning for an exclusive look at installation works...

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