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The first pylon caisson for the largest suspension bridge in the world was successfully floated into position in Denmark's Great Belt last Thursday. The 32,000 tonne concrete structure was cast in a dry dock in Kalundborg on the west coast of Zealand, and then towed for more than 37 hours to be placed within a tolerance of 13.5cm. Contractor for the DKK 2.5 billion (£271million) substructure works for Storebaelt's East Bridge is Great Belt Contractors (GBC) - a consortium of Hochtief and Wayss and Freitag from Germany; Hallansche Beton en Waterbouw from the Netherlands; and Danish contractors KKS Enterprise a E Pihl. CONSTRUCTION NEWS