Forth Road Bridge repairs win award
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Repair work on the Forth Road Bridge wins engineering award

Repair work on a structural defect in the Forth Road Bridge has won an engineering award.

The discovery of a fault in the truss end links led to the bridge being closed to all traffic for three weeks in December 2015.

Judges, at the Saltire Society Civil Engineering Awards, said their decision took account of the ingenuity and enterprise shown in both the management of and work to stabilise the bridge.

Gordon Pomphrey told BBC Scotland that safety and the logistical planning that helped keep people and goods moving while work was ongoing was also a factor.

  • 26 Oct 2016
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