Pupils first to use new footbridge 1 May 2012
Pupils at Cronk-y-Berry Primary School today became the first to cross the new footbridge over the TT course, linking Governors Hill with the new school at Bemahague, Onchan.
The 41 Year 6 pupils will be among the first intake at the new St Ninian's Lower School when it opens in September.
The bridge, which weighs 50 tonnes, has a clear span of 22 metres and was hoisted into position by a 60-tonne crane, provides safe access over the A18 TT course at Hailwood Avenue corner.
It is now open for public use.
The £33.8 million St Ninians Lower School will accommodate 700 pupils in Years 7 to 9 (Key Stage 3) of the existing school.
Picture: Brian Mitchell
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