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Olympic truss lift

The first 30m-long steel section of the roof compression truss has been lifted into place, taking the height of the Stadium to almost 37m above podium level.

A 1,350-tonne super lift crane has been assembled in what will be the field of play to lift each 85 tonne, 15m-high section and hold it in place while it is bolted to the top of the 27m-high roof support columns.

The remaining 27 sections of the roof truss will be lifted into place over the next nine months with the aim of completion by October this year.

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