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Straightening the bridge

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24 Jun 2008

Glasgow's famous 'squinty bridge' is set to reopen after six months of repairs, the city council has announced.

In January, the Clyde Arc Bridge had been open for just over a year when a cable snapped. A subsequent inspection revealed a dangerous stress fracture.

Halcrow, the company that designed the bridge, and Edmund Nuttal, the contractor that built, were ordered to carry out the safety inspection and then correct the faults.

They replaced all the connector units that fasten the cables to the arc structure with milled steel that had been load tested before erection to ensure it would not fail.

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