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On the spot

Name: Nigel Burrows

Age:46

Job title: Bridge improvements and maintenance manager, Suffolk County Council

Qualifications: BSc, C.Eng, MICE

Best thing about job: The variety and range of problems I have to tackle

Worst thing: Dealing with local politics

Best project: Radiographing the post-tensioning tendons on the Orwell Bridge

Worst: The Kessingland bypass on the A12 in 1988 - it was dogged by problems all the way through

Best advice you were ever given: Make sure you do your groundwork first

Most embarrassing experience: Falling for an office wind-up that a rare blue orchid had been found on one of our bridge sites.

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