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Recovery plan

Having assessed what went wrong during last Friday's final testing procedure, project director Tim Renwick and his team have devised a plan to get the wheel lift back on track:

Test the existing temporary cable anchor system to destruction to prove the failure theory and fully understand exactly what went wrong.

Redesign the temporary cable anchor plates.

Mock up a redesigned anchor plate and test it to destruction to ensure it performs as anticipated.

Test the redesigned mock up to verify its behaviour under eccentric loading.

Replace all 30, seven-strand temporary cables and install new anchor plate blocks.

Carry out the existing test procedure prior to lifting the wheel. This will again include a final load test to induce 110% design loading into cables.

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