August 28, 2008
Suspension Cables on Tamar Bridge to Be Inspected
An inspection of the main suspension cables on the Tamar Bridge will be carried out over the next two months.
The internal inspection of the cables started yesterday and is part of planned maintenance work.
Two sections of cable will be opened and the locked coil wire ropes will be wedged open to allow the inside of the cable to be inspected. The work will be done during normal working hours, mainly from 8am to 6pm, and there is a possibility of some weekend work.
Lanes may have to be closed at off-peak times.
Because of the potentially distracting nature of the work, motorists are asked to pay particular attention to the traffic around them when crossing the bridge.
(c) 2008 Western Morning News, The Plymouth (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.