WATCH: Incredible time-lapse footage of new bridge being installed at Doncaster rail station

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This incredible time-lapse footage shows the work carried out to lift a new bridge into place, as part of upgrade work that will see platform 0 open at Doncaster rail station later this year.

Teams from Network Rail worked throughout last weekend to move the new bridge, which connects the new platform 0 with the rest of the station.

A bridge to connect the new platform 0 with the rest of Doncaster train station was installed last weekend. Picture: Network Rail.

A bridge to connect the new platform 0 with the rest of Doncaster train station was installed last weekend. Picture: Network Rail.

The work took place overnight, while trains were not running, with the successful installation of the bridge meaning that work can now proceed as planned until the new platform opens in September.

Darren Higgs, scheme project manager for Network Rail, said: “This was a very important step in the project and we are delighted that the work went according to plan.

"The new bridge, as well as the lifts, will make platform 0 fully accessible and will provide the additional space for trains that this busy station needs.”

Once completed, it is hoped that platform 0 will help to provide better, more reliable train services for passengers by taking away bottlenecks within the station.

A bridge to connect the new platform 0 with the rest of Doncaster train station was installed last weekend. Picture: Network Rail.

A bridge to connect the new platform 0 with the rest of Doncaster train station was installed last weekend. Picture: Network Rail.

A Network Rail spokesman told The Free Press that the new platform is expected to open this September.

A bridge to connect the new platform 0 with the rest of Doncaster train station was installed last weekend. Picture: Network Rail.

A bridge to connect the new platform 0 with the rest of Doncaster train station was installed last weekend. Picture: Network Rail.