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Forth Replacement Crossing central tower foundations complete

The central tower foundations for new Forth Crossing have been completed, Transport Scotland announced today.

The completion signals formal handover to main contractor Forth Crossing Bridge Constructers (FCBC) from its Marine Foundations team.

The foundations for the central tower involved blasting Beamer Rock to below water level and then constructing a cofferdam to create a water-free environment.

Almost 3,000m3 of water were removed from the cofferdam this week ready for work to begin on the superstructure.

“De-watering the central tower cofferdam is a major milestone for this project,” said FCBC project director Carlo Germani. “Creating this water-free environment will allow us to push on with the structural concrete foundation which will be followed by the central tower itself.”

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  • Shouldn't the headline read "...central tower foundation cofferdam complete"?

    It appears from Carlo Germani's comments "...creating this water-free environment will allow us to push on with the structural concrete foundation..." that they are about to start work on the foundations, now they have a water free environment to work in.

    Please clarify, thanks.

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