Timelapse video shows Bothwellpark bridge demolished on M74

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Transport Scotland has shared a timelapse video, showing a bridge on a busy Scottish motorway being demolished and replaced.

The M74 is now open again following traffic disruption over the weekend.

Work saw the Bothwellpark Road Bridge near Hamilton removed.

The structure was taken down so the motorway could be widened and a new bridge has been put in place.

A Transport Scotland spokesman said: “The work to demolish the Bothwellpark road bridge has progressed well over the course of the weekend, with clean-up operations under way during Sunday.

“Transport Scotland would like to thank road users for heeding advice and staying clear of the area and for their patience while the work has been carried out.”