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Clyde canal boat lock

Statues of horse’s heads will be the main feature of a set of lock gates on the Clyde Canal in Grangemouth, central Scotland. The horse heads, known as Kelpies in Scottish mythology will be 30m high.

Let Hull flood?

A leading civil engineer has suggested that Hull and other towns along the North East coast should be allowed to flood when heavy rains come instead of building defences to stop the water entering these areas.

Scotland's new Forth Bridge

A cable stayed structure has been chosen for the new bridge across the Firth of Forth. It will actually be the fourth Forth crossing to be built. The bridge is needed because of increased road traffic.

A new underground rail line for Glasgow?

Glasgow will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games and a new east-west rail line may be built to help spectators reach stadiums and other venues around the city.

A new stadium in Northern ireland
A funky new 38,000 seater stadium could be built on the site of the Maze prison near Belfast in County Antrim. The £55M stadium will host football and rugby events.

Meridian Quay, Swansea

Swansea is changing and its Meridian Quay development will boast a 29 storey tower. The building will house modern apartments and a roof top restaurant with panoramic views over Swansea Bay.

Bristol cable cars
Cable cars carrying passengers from Temple Meads to Clifton, could soon become a reality. The high-tech pods are being designed by consultant Atkins and will be suspended from light-weight pylons.

Cornwall's plastic bridge

A 2t plastic bridge has been lifted into position using massive cranes in St Austell. The bridge will carry passengers over trains travelling between London and Cornwall. Most bridges are made from concrete, steel or wood.

London to Manchester rail line
A new train line from London to Manchester via Birmingham is being planned as the UK’s first inter-city high speed route. The line is one of many options the government is considering.
Thameslink
Upgrade work has started on the Thameslink rail line from Brighton to Luton via London. It will to allow trains to run faster by straightening curvy stretches of track where trains would have had to slow down.
Margate: Turner Art Gallery
Engineers are designing a new art gallery for Margate. The building will be covered in recycled glass and raised above the ground. The gallery is named after the artist JMW Turner who was famous for his seascapes.
Manchester: the B of the Bang sculpture
Engineers have found out that spikes on this sculpture have been falling off because of high winds which caused it to shake. Welds holding the sculpture together became loose, and some spikes fell off.

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