Groundworks are well under way to prepare the way for a new bridge which will link residents from Springhead Park to Ebbsfleet International.

This picture shows detailed ground investigations taking place in the River Ebbsfleet with drilling taking place for the centre pier which will hold the weight of the bridge.

The bridge funded by Ebbsfleet Development Corporation,  will run from Springhead Park to Station Access Road, above the River Ebbsfleet.

The 87 metre-long structure will have access for all vehicles across two lanes as well as pedestrian footpaths and a cycle path.

Springhead Bridge will reduce travel times on foot from Springhead Park to the station from 25 minutes to just eight minutes and is set to open in 2020.

The ecological works have been undertaken in preparation for the main start on the bridge.