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In pictures April
Image: Farrans Construction

Marking a year milestone

Farrans celebrated the first anniversary since breaking ground on Glasgow’s Govan-Partick swing bridge.

The contractor has installed a sheet-piled cofferdam in the River Clyde ahead of construction of the South Pier, on which the bridge will pivot.

In pictures April
Lydia Gandaa (Image: HS2)

Community names new HS2 TBM Lydia

Former teacher Lydia Gandaa stands in front of the latest HS2 tunnel boring machine (TBM), which has been named after her by the local community in Old Oak, west London.

The TBM will be digging an 853m logistics tunnel.

The cyclists in the Tideway tunnel

Cycling underground

Tideway staff working at London’s super sewer cycle 10km through the giant tunnel after raising more than £1,500 in a charity raffle. It is thought to be the capital’s deepest ever bike ride.

Image: BCS group

Giving safety a digital thumbs up

Barhale has started using an AI system that gives a digital ‘thumbs up’ to advise people when it is safe to approach excavators. The ‘digital shield’ can detect when someone steps into an unsafe area around a machine, producing an audible alert.

Steel sections arrive in Lowestoft

Steel by sea from Rotterdam

The second and third major steel sections of the Gull Wing bridge in Lowestoft, Suffolk, arrived at the site following an eight-hour crossing on a barge from the Netherlands.

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