Staff from contractor Kier-Nuttall and project manager Rail Link Engineering worked through Christmas Day to launch a massive steel railway bridge in York Way, London, which will eventually carry the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.

The 2065-tonne bridge, which is 1 km from King's Cross station, spans 75 m and was pre-assembled on the west side of the East Coast Mainline. During the launch the bridge was supported on steel skates and pushed out by hydraulic rams.