Let the crane take the strain

PUBLISHED: 17:45 04 February 2009 | UPDATED: 15:59 11 May 2010

One of the biggest cranes in Europe towered over Royston in April 1981. The crane was brought in from Germany to lift 62-tonne concrete beams, forming part of the railway bridge on the Royston bypass, into place. Work on the £5million bypass was finally c

One of the biggest cranes in Europe towered over Royston in April 1981.

The crane was brought in from Germany to lift 62-tonne concrete beams, forming part of the railway bridge on the Royston bypass, into place.

Work on the £5million bypass was finally completed in 1982.

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