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A railway line through Chippenham in Wiltshire was shut down for three days over Christmas to allow Hochtief to slide a new, 3,000-tonne reinforced concrete bridge into place. Permanent foundations were constructed in three tunnels driven through the existing embankment. Completion of the project with wing walls, cladding and surfacing will take a further three months. The bypass and bridge carrying the A350 link between the A4 and M4 is due to open in April.

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