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New Ove Arup bust unveiled in Durham

A bust of Anglo-Danish engineer Ove Arup was unveiled last Tuesday at the site of his favourite work, the Grade-I listed Kingsgate Bridge in Durham, to replace a previous bust that was stolen in 2006.

The new resin bust is based on the same 1987 sculpture as the original bronze bust which went missing from the bridge five years ago.

Durham University and the The City of Durham Trust paid for the new bust, which stands at the entrance to Kingsgate Bridge next to university building Dunelm House — another structure with which Arup was involved.

Arup died in 1988 at the age of 93. In 1946 he founded the engineering consultant firm now known as Arup.

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