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TAKE THE A FRAME

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The fourth and final rim section of the 135m diameter British Airways London Eye - formerly known as the Millennium Wheel - is due to arrive on site this week, along with the wheel's supporting A-frame. The three rim sections now on site alongside the old County Hall building on the River Thames have already been welded together. The structure's hub and spindle are currently in transit from Rotterdam, following successful load and proof testing. Casting of the two supporting 11m high concrete plinths has also been completed, in preparation for lifting the wheel into position towards the end of next month.

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