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Engineers were this week in the last stages of connecting the permanent stay cables for the mighty Wembley stadium arch.

The 315m span tubular steel truss arch is currently angled at 112° - its final resting position. It is being supported by five temporary restraint cables while roof elements are erected and hung from it.

Over the next two weeks the weight of the arch will be transferred to permanent stay cables connected to completed sections of the steel roof perimeter truss.

To do this the arch will be rotated to about 109° to slacken those permanent cables which have already been installed. New cables will then be connected between arch and roof truss before the arch is lowered back into its permanent position.

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