"A crack has been found on Glasgow's Clyde Arc bridge just over a week after a support cable snapped.
The £20m crossing, known locally as the Squinty Bridge, was closed while repairs were ongoing and the crack was found during an inspection.
It is expected that it will be closed for six months, rather than a couple of weeks as had been initially anticipated by engineers.
The River Clyde has now also been shut to all traffic travelling below it."
It amazes me how they manage to get things so wrong these days considering all the "improvements" in technology such as CAD and computer simulation etc. They also managed to cock up the Millenium bridge over the Thames - apparently people causing a bridge to sway was an unknown problem even though IKB took it into account when he built the Clifton bridge.
Our local sea defences have suffered some serious damage recently which has been put down to global warming - funny how the Victorian sea walls are still fine............