ONE of the final structures made at the region's historic Cleveland Bridge manufacturer left its factory on Tuesday. 

A 133-tonne vehicle carrying 50-metre long bridge beams left the Yarm Road premises at 2pm on Tuesday and made its way towards a new bridge at junction 10 of the M6 in the West Midlands. 

Motorists across the North East were warned to allow extra travelling time as the abnormal load passed through the region. 

Darlington and Stockton Times:

After leaving Darlington, it was set to travel along the A66 and south on the A1 before joining the eastbound M62 at junction 32A (Ferrybridge). 

Clearly signed diversions were in place and the roads reopened as soon as possible after the abnormal load completed its manoeuvres.

Darlington and Stockton Times:

Cleveland Bridge is renowned over the world for its iconic structures - from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Wembley Arch - but is set to close in the coming weeks due to financial difficulties. 

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