FOOTAGE taken by a drone camera has shown the aftermath of the M74 Bothwell Park Road Bridge being destroyed

The M74 has been closed since Friday between J4 Maryville and J5 Raith and will remain shut until Monday, November 21 at 6am. 

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The closure is for the safe demolition of Bothwellpark Road Bridge near Hamilton.

In the video, construction workers are seen operating machinery to clear the road after the partial demolition.

Also visible in the footage are workmen on the new bridge, while the bridge is knocked down on the north bound carriageway.

The work is part of an ongoing £500 million works programme to improve Scotland's motorway network.