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Watson Steel has erected the last of four massive roof girders at the new Wigan football stadium.

This completes the main roof framework for the stadium, being constructed by Alfred McAlpine Special Projects.

A pair of 1,000t capacity mobile cranes installed the 140m long, 160t triangular truss, which was located by four 30t chain blocks to align the substantial thrust-pins.

The large spans of these four main girders provide a totally clear view for all 25,000 spectators.

Client is JJB Sports, architect Atherden Fuller Leng, engineer Shepherd Gilmour and agent Archer Partnership and Robinson Low Francis.

Watson Steel (01204) 699999

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