And finally… The most read ‘And finally’ stories of 2016

border bridgeOur daily delve into the weird and wonderful world of construction has thrown up some bizarre, innovative and thought-provoking articles. This top ten of the most clicked by our readers throughout 2016 is no different.

  1. Could a bridge or tunnel one day link Scotland with Ireland?

  2. Proposals to build a bridge or tunnel between Scotland and Ireland were first mooted more than a century ago and continue to attract debate.

    1. How the Dutch built a tunnel under a highway in one weekend

    2. Time-lapse footage emerged shows a group of construction workers install a 70-metre tunnel in just one weekend.

      1. White Hart Lane construction workers skive to watch Tottenham v Palace

      2. A small group of workers were pictured doing very little while working on Spurs’ stadium.

        1. M74 upgrade unearths rare 1000 year old medieval settlement

        2. Construction work to upgrade Central Scotland’s motorway network on the M74 near Hamilton has unearthed a rare archaeological discovery.

          1. End of the road for white lines on motorways

          2. White lines are being removed from busy roads across the UK in an attempt to slow down motorists.

            1. The truth is in Egypt..?
            2. A mysterious structure that has been revealed on Google Earth in the Egyptian desert is a UFO bunker, according to enthusiasts.

              1. Celtic fans to wear builders’ hats for Hogmanay Old Firm clash
              2. Celtic fans are planning to wear hard hats usually seen on construction sites at Ibrox on Hogmanay – to poke fun at the stadium’s roofing problems.

                1. Abandoned Olympic venues as they look today
                2. Eerie photos of abandoned Olympic venues.

                  1. Construction workers pose for death-defying spire photo
                  2. Construction workers posed for a nausea-inducing photo from atop a spire 1,099 feet above the ground in Los Angeles.

                    1. Berlin’s new airport ‘may never open’, warns planner
                    2. The man formerly responsible for planning Berlin’s much-delayed international airport has claimed the air hub will never open, after a series of failures have left city authorities red faced.

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