News: “Over the graves of the Druids and under the wreck of Rome,
Rudely but surely they bedded the plinth of the days to come.
Behind the feet of the Legions and before the Norseman’s ire
Rudely but greatly begat they the framing of State and Shire
Rudely but deeply they laboured, and their labour stand till now.
If we trace on ancient headlands the twist of their eight-ox plough.”

-Rudyard Kipling
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Offline davpott

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 22:04:30 »
I remember it happening partly because I remember my father and uncle, both structural engineers, talking about the incident. Also partly because I followed my father's footsteps into the drawing office (having sworn blind I'd never do it throughout my earlier teenage years). So I do recall the inquiry and the subsequent discussions in the industry about making temporary works/shuttering safer.

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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 00:12:04 »
I was still living in Kent when this happened and can't remember the event at all.It seems to have escaped the internet and I could only find one other picture of it,although members here can probably unearth more information

http://kentmessenger.newsprints.co.uk/view/10648465/pd1511476_motorway%20bridge%20c_jpg_jpg
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2016, 22:42:41 »
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