The main pedestrian access into the Olympic Park, which will be used by an estimated 200 000 people every day during the Games is taking shape.
The 250m long and 40m wide land bridge, made with 1700t of steel will form the roof of the Aquatics Centre training pool.
The entrance to the Olympic Park leads from the Stratford City development across the Aquatics Centre and towards the Olympic Stadium. Work is underway on the section of bridge that will form the shape of the Aquatics Centre and create a public plaza the size of Piccadilly Circus. The land bridge is on track to be completed before summer 2010.
The steel forming the bridge and 14 steel beams, up to 60m long and weighing 75t each were produced in Scunthorpe and fabricated in Bolton. The beams were lifted into place to form the first section of the main land bridge into the Olympic Park.
The last of the five bridges into the Olympic Stadium site have also being lifted into place. Construction work is underway on 21 of 30 new bridges that will cross waterways, roads and rivers to create an accessible Olympic Park.
In total, 6000t of steel has been supplied from across the UK. Around 1000m3 of concrete has been poured to create five sets of bridge supports. Seven pairs of steel beams were lifted into place to form the first section of the bridge spanning railway lines and roads.