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After deliberation over whether Selby Swing Bridge should be pushed or pulled into place it was this week hauled out from the river bank and into position on the River Ouse using strand jacks. The 95m long cable stayed bridge was built in a riverside fabrication yard and had to be launched into place above its pivot mechanism using skid rails (NCE 21/28 August). Contractor Skanska at first planned to push the 1,203t deck and tower using hydraulic jacks. But under launching plans drawn ...

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