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Work starts on Incheon's 800m main span next month

Construction of the 800m main span for South Korea's Incheon bridge is due to start in April...

...following the completion of the east and west side spans this month and completion of the 230.5m high cable stay towers in February.

Contractor Samsung Corporate joint venture will also start installing main and side span cables shortly. Side span sections were installed using a 3,500t floating crane and were initially supported by two temporary construction piers as well as permanent concrete sidespan piers.

Client is Incheon Bridge Company, project manager is Amec and the steelwork subcontractors are Hanjin Heavy Industries of South Korea and Zhenhua Port Machinery Company of China.

Completion is due in October 2009.

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