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DOWN ON THE FARM: Parkman this week masterminded the positioning of 16 prestressed precast bridge beams as part of a new crossing of the River Roche alongside the M66 near Rochdale in north east Manchester. Each 28m long beam weighs 39t and was swung into position using a 70t mobile crane supplied by lift specialist Baldwins. All were delivered to site under police escort from Accrington-based fabricator CV Buchans. John Mowlem is the design and build contractor for developer Seddon. ...

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