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Mon September 27 2021

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Rescuing Hammersmith Bridge

All access to an historic London river crossing was suddenly lost last year when it was found to be close to collapse. Now a radical replacement proposal offers a solution to a problem fraught with structural woes and funding rows. Helena Russell reports

Winds of change

A collaborative venture from the Irish Republic is working on an offshore piling method that could allow much larger wind turbines to be installed in deep water. David Taylor reports

Lateral thinking

A state-of-the-art rail traverser is the jewel in crown of Winvic’s DIRFT III rail infrastructure contract, now nearing completion. David Taylor reports

A bridge too far

Highways England’s plans to demolish or fill in hundreds of old railway bridges has kicked up a storm of protest. David Taylor reports

Piling contractors in a spin

Foundation specialists ought to be busy kickstarting all the new projects that are coming on stream. But among the top 20 companies in the sector, revenues are down and losses are mounting. David Taylor reports


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