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Massive £4m Humber Bridge A-frame repair job completed

Project Manager Daniel Smith Image copyright Spencer Group
Image caption Project Manager Daniel Smith inspects the new supports below the main span of the Humber Bridge

The biggest repair job on the Humber Bridge since it opened in 1981 has been completed.

Four steel A-frames linking the deck of the bridge to the towers at either end have been replaced at a cost of £4m.

Engineering firm Spencer Group said it had been a "highly complex challenge".

The work was needed because the A-frames' bearings, which allow them to move as the bridge contracts and expands due to weather changes and traffic movements, had become worn.

Spencer Group said the A-frames and bearings had been replaced by a system of pendels and "wind shoes", to protect the bridge from high winds and heavy loads.

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