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The Highways Agency

The Highways Agency is repairing the Floriston Bridge over the A74 in Cumbria by heating up a damaged beam, which will regain its original shape upon cooling. The bridge was damaged in June 2002 when a lorry borne crane crashed into it. The Agency says the method is rarely used in the UK and will cost £180,000, rather than £400,000 to remove and replace it.

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