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More old and abandoned machines

JCB Owner/operator & plant and machinery enthusiast Luke Finney from Leicester, was so inspired by the recent Abandoned Machines post here on the blog, that he has sent in a large collection of photos from his own collection to share with us on Digger. We had a fair amount of …

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Birmingham to invest £1bn for HS2 arrival

Birmingham is planning to invest almost £1bn into regenerating the area around the planned HS2 Curzon Street Station. Ambitious plan unveiled to invest nearly £1bn around new Curzon Street HS2 station The Curzon Investment Plan will take place over 30 years and unlock the development potential of 350 acres of land around the …

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How to demolish a 1400 tonne bridge over the M1

In just 15.5 hours the Highways Agency (now Highways England) and its contractors (Armac, the demolition company, and Costain-Carrillion JV, the main contractor), closed the M1 motorway in Bedfordshire, and prepared it for the demolition of the old A5120 road bridge, built in 1959. Demolition kicked off at 2115 on …

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