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Bridge boost for Olympic rowing venue

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A new steel composite bridge has been lifted into place at Eton College Rowing Centre, keeping plans on schedule for enhanced Rowing and Canoe Sprint facilities for the 2012 Games.

The 50m long bridge – erected by Rowecord Engineering on behalf of main contractor Morrison Construction – forms part of the work to upgrade the venue’s existing facilities and access routes.

Olympic Delivery Authority Chief Executive David Higgins said: “Eton College Rowing Centre is a first class venue and the enhancements we are delivering will create the best possible facilities for the world’s best athletes. Lifting a new bridge into the finish line area completes a key part of the works and keeps us on track to deliver the venue before the Games.”

Work at the venue is expected to be completed during the next two months.

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