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LOOK AND LEARN: Bridge repairs were scrutinised by the British Construction Industry Awards judging team during a visit to Scotland last week. Starting with the Forth Road Bridge, shortlisted for the Civil Engineering Award, judges examined the massive steel strengthening columns which threaded into the towers. In what was effectively a 'lifting on own bootstraps' operation, the entire superstructure was jacked up on huge vertical pins running the height of each tower box, sliding inside ...

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