The bridge over the railway in Newbury Road is no more.
Bridge number E4/167, exactly 59 miles from Waterloo is a heap of rubble!
It was removed this morning with work starting around 6.00am and continuing throughout the day.
Work on installing the replacement will commence immediately but the exact period for closure of the road will depend much on the installation of all the services from electricity to telecoms.
We hope to have some pictures of the very early work under the floodlights later but in the meantime this is the state at midday today.
Replacement buses are presently in operation between Basingstoke and Salisbury.