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FINAL FITTING

The last section of the big blue temporary support truss for London's new Hungerford bridge pedestrian crossing was removed this week, at least on the upstream side. All that remains for contractor Costain/Norwest Holst JV is the fitting of balustrades, furniture and lighting before the white seven span cable stay structure is complete. But the project - designed by consultant WSP and architect Lifschulz Davidson (NCE 12 April 2001) - will not be finished until September because the complementary cable stay footbridge, on the downstream side of the railway bridge from Waterloo to Charing Cross station, is still under construction. This will involve pouring the in situ concrete deck plus fitting and tensioning the cable.

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