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Poole’s Twin Sails Bridge starts to take shape

21 Jul 11 Major sections of the Twin Sails Bridge have been moved into place by main contractor Hochtief this week as Poole’s second harbour crossing starts to take shape.

Key sections of the bridge deck and the two lifting leaves that will form the Twin Sails structure are being installed, a milestone in the £37m project that will see the crossing over Poole’s Backwater Channel open in early 2012.

Hochtief’s contract is worth £18.5m.

Gifford is lead engineering consultant on the project with architect Wilkinson Eyre.

The new crossing is expected to unlock 26 hectares of brownfield land for development of 2,000 new homes, making it one of the largest regeneration areas in the southwest.

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