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Monday, 19 October 2015 16:27

Big Ben Needs Repair

Written by  TheStructuralEngineer.info

The Big Ben in London may be closed up to 4 months. The aim is to carry out the necessary maintenance work.

The Big Ben in London may be closed up to 4 months. The aim is to carry out the necessary maintenance work.

The cost of maintenance is around about 29 million pounds.

In the study it is highlighted that the mechanism of the clock will directly address important issues. However, important structural issues the tower faces. In the same study, there is a plan that describes the internal construction of a lift, which will take tourists to the interior of the clock.

The last time that it was needed to stop the operation of the Big Ben was in 1976 when repairs took place that lasted nine months and the clock did not work for a total of 26 days.

 

Source: cnbc.com

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