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In July 2002 when a cylindrical roller bearing cracked over pier V the Agency had to act quickly to replace it. But the riveted steel beam over the bearing was too weak to sustain the jacking loads required to lift the deck off the bearing. Stiffeners had to be bolted on to the 6m deep deck beam section before jacking could take place.