Sec­ond mast creep­ing up on ‘big brother’

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

73m,” said an Arqiva spokesman.

He said the tem­po­rary tower was “still shy of its larger sib­ling.”

The sec­ond mast needs to be built while vi­tal work is car­ried out on the broad­cast­ing tech­nol­ogy on the orig­i­nal land­mark struc­ture.

The tem­po­rary mast will be 317m (1,040ft) tall, just shy of the ex­ist­ing tower and is needed to trans­mit sig­nals while changes are made to the top of the orig­i­nal mast.

It will be sup­ported by dozens of steel ca­bles.

The work would lower the height of the mast from its cur­rent 330.4m (1,084ft) to 319m, but it would still re­tain its place as the tallest free-stand­ing struc­ture in the UK.

The mast was built to re­place a pre­vi­ous one brought down by high winds and ice in March 1969.

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