Steel beams are helping different modes of transport to coexist better in Doncaster, where Robin Hood Airport has helped to make air travel to the Yorkshire town become an everyday reality.

Officially known as Doncaster Sheffield Airport, the transport hub is on First Avenue in the town and has been in severe need of a link road to cross the nearby East Coast Mainline rail route.

Now the first two pairs of steel beams have been lifted into place to span the railway, at a weight in excess of 80 tonnes – one more pair is left to install to complete the 42m bridge.

Supporting walls were constructed for the structural steel beams to rest on, and the railway itself will be closed during the final phase of the work.

Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: “It is great to see this transformational project reaching such a major milestone, which brings us ever closer to having the much-needed link road open.

“We have been pleased to hear feedback from our airline partners who are impressed with the ambition and drive behind this new road.”