Friday, 8 March 2013

Cardigan Castle: Steel supports removal in £11m work




Work has begun in Cardigan to remove the steel framework that has supported the castle walls for almost 40 years.
Yellow steel beams which have propped up the crumbling walls since 1975 are being taken away in an £11m renovation.
After months of work to strengthen and re-point the stone walls, the first piece of steelwork was cut away and removed by a crane on Friday.
A crowd of around 200 people gathered to watch the spectacle, which closed the main road for about 15 minutes.
The mayor of Cardigan, Catrin Miles, lit the oxyacetylene torch to begin the task of cutting down one of the steel supports.

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