The launch is being carried out to install the Destructor Bridge at Crest Nicholson’s Bath Riverside development. The installation is a collaboration between Crest, Bath & North East Somerset Council and Britannia Construction.

The bridge, which takes the form of a steel arch, has been designed by Flint & Neill and Knight Architects.

Destructor Bridge, Bath

A statement from project team said: “The launch, which involves pushing the bridge at a controlled rate over the river with specialist equipment, has experienced a technical problem. The work has been temporarily stopped and will recommence as soon as possible. It is vital to ensure any technical issues are resolved in order to achieve safe and accurate placement across the river.”