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20 Years Ago: 250 tonnes of steelwork erected in 12 hours

Taken from STEEL CONSTRUCTION, February 1991

Robert Watson & Co (Constructional Engineers) Ltd commenced erection of steel on Rosehough Stanhope’s Holborn Viaduct Development on Saturday 17 November, 1990.

The £3.8M steelwork contract for the fabrication and erection of the raft structure which will support the Ludgate Place Office development spanning the Thames Link Railway Line started at midnight when the first 250 tonnes of fire protected, shaped bridge girders, along with the steel plate permanent formwork were erected in a 12 hour period using a 500 tonne telescopic mobile crane.

Bovis Construction are Construction Managers for the project, while Ove Arup & Partners are Consulting Engineers for this part of the development.

Robert Watson & Co (Constructional Engineers) Ltd is a member of the AMEC Group.

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