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First of two curved profile bridge decks for the new Dublin to Belfast motorway is now in place over the environmentally sensitive Broad Meadow estuary north of Dublin. The contractor, Nuttall/Ascom joint venture, is now extending its twin out to complete a second, five-span 320m long two-lane carriageway. The pull launch operation, carefully engineered by the joint venture's consultant Robert Benaim, is thought to be unique, since the bridge's curved soffit creates complex loading, ...

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