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Norfolk barge transports heavy machinery

The barge passing the British Sugar factory at Cantley. Credit: Simon Platten

Spectators gathered along the River Yare in Norfolk today as a barge carrying more than 250 tonnes of energy-saving equipment made its way through the county.

It's the first time in many years heavy machinery has been transported along the river. After a delay due to strong winds earlier in the week, the eye-catching freight made its way through Reedham and on to the British Sugar factory at Cantley.

The load was five and a half metres at its widest point meaning it would have caused too much disruption to travel by road.