28 IMAGES of the stunning new rail bridge at the Ocean in Stonehouse have been released.

These pictures - which were posted on Network Rail's social media account - show the project as it unfolded.

During the festive break between December 24 and January 1, engineers from Network Rail worked 24/7 in order to finish on time.

This consisted of replacing the railway bridge on behalf of the Cotswold Canals Connected Project as part of its plans to restore four miles of canal between Stonehouse and Saul Junction.

The new rail bridge is large enough for boats to pass through with a footpath for walkers.

Constructing this rail bridge will allow Stroud and Stonehouse to become canal towns again.

Click here to find out more about the project.