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There were many good reasons for the structural designers to aim for as low a reinforcement content as possible in the immersed tube elements. Not least was cost. A saving of only a small percentage adds up to a lot of money when around 40,000t of rebar is involved, especially at Scandinavian steelfixers pay rates.

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