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Squinty Bridge to Reopen at the End of June

June 5 2008

Glasgow's Clyde Arc bridge is due to reopen on 29 June, the city council has announced after almost 6 months closure for repairs.

The bridge was closed after a cable snapped in January and follow up inspections showed another cable was damaged. The bridge had been opened for only 15 months at the time.

All the steel fork connectors have since been replaced. An inspection by designer Halcrow and civil engineering contractor Edmund Nuttall Ltd, which built the bridge, found a stress fracture. Each of the connector units, which hold the cables on the arc, have been replaced with milled steel and load tested before erection.

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