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Ramsey Swing Bridge to reopen this week

Ramsey Swing Bridge is finally expected to reopen at the end of this week after being closed for a whole year.

When repairs began in 2013 it was expected to take only a few months at a cost of £750,000.

However, problems arose when work started and engineers found a previous repair had not been carried out correctly – the wheels were not the right size.

Chartered mechanical engineer, and head of highway and asset management, Tim Cowin, says the bridge’s wedge system also needed to be fixed:

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