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Bridge deadline bombs

The Lifschutz Davidson-designed Hungerford footbridge will be eight months late as well as £19 million over budget, project leaders admitted last week. The bridge will now be completed at the end of 2001 after hitting construction problems. London Underground raised fears that unexploded World War II bombs may be buried in the riverbed and could pose a threat to its nearby tunnel during construction. It demanded precautions costing an extra £19 million.

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