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09Aug91 UK: NEW TARMAC-BUILT M40 BRIDGES NEED £1M REPAIRS TO BEARINGS.

By Ben RoskrowMore than 220 bridge bearings on a new stretch of the M40 in Oxfordshire must be replaced at a cost of £1 million because they were damaged during construction.The Department of Transport discovered the problem, which affects 244 bearings on nine bridges on Tarmac's Banbury Three section, last August. But the much publicised early opening of the M40 went ahead in January without the repairs being carried out.Now the nine bridges, which take the M40 over roads, rivers ...

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