Take a look at the moment the Woodlands Lane M3 bridge was demolished.

The 2,500 tonne structure came down in what Highways England described as a "controlled collapse" in the early hours of Saturday (November 19) morning.

As the bridge came down at 5am on the dot, the structure fell onto the M3 below, kept within a protective layer to protect the road surface below.

The motorway itself will remain shut between junction 2 for the M25 and junction 3 for Bagshot and Lightwater until Monday November 21 at 5.30am. Signed diversions will be put in place.

Now that the bridge has been successfully demolished, work to remove the rubble begins as teams work around-the-clock to make sure the road can be reopened on time.

Woodlands Lane bridge was built in the early 1970s, weighing around 2,500 tonnes and stretches some 88 metres over the motorway between Windlesham and Chobham.

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But it isn't the end of the road for this structure as a new bridge will be built in its place during the ongoing M3 smart motorway works. This is due to be completed by winter 2017/18.