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WEIGHING IN: The spectacular appearance of a new cable stay crossing of the River Labe at Usti nad Labem in the Czech Republic owes more to form than optimum structural efficiency, according to the engineer supervising construction. While Prague architect Roman Koucky maintains the physical bulk of Mariansky bridge - in particular the pylon - was visually necessary, Mott MacDonald Praha director Jiri Petrac argues that this actually makes the 180m asymmetric, single pylon design only ...

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