Celtic Cross in place

The gateway to Cornwall - a giant 66 foot Celtic cross - has been put in place. Weighing in at around one tonne, it now resides on the Saltash side of the Tamar Bridge.

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Celtic Cross is now in place at Saltash

The iconic Celtic Cross which will dominate the skyline on the Cornish side of the Tamar Bridge has been placed in position. The intricate operation was carried out on Saturday night after the giant structure was transported by road from Newquay.

ITV West Country spoke to the project engineer Duncan Healey about the problems they faced.


The 'gateway to Cornwall' is erected over night

The Celtic Cross being out in place last night Credit: ITV News West Country

The gateway to Cornwall has been put in place. The 20 metre high Celtic cross was installed by the Tamar Bridge in Cornwall early this morning. It was lifted in to place by three cranes.

The cross was built near Newquay and is around the same height as the Angel of the North. It had to be transported via Exeter because it was too big to go the direct route.

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