New-look for Birmingham New Road ahead of Metro bridge after landmark removed
This is the new but temporary view for road users along the busy Birmingham New Road near Dudley after the removal of the landmark railway bridge.
The bridge that carried advertising for Hanson's Ale was dismantled over the weekend to make way for Phase One of the Midland Metro extension project from Wednesbury to Brierley Hill.
It will be replaced by a new deck to carry trams for a track which is expected to open to passenger services next year.
The original bridge was built in 1849 for the South Staffordshire Railway as part of a new line from Burton-upon-Trent, through Lichfield to Dudley.