NORFOLK. The Fens gas pipeline being lifted by a row of Caterpillar 583 pipelayers, with two workers crouched at one end of the pipe.
Work on laying the Fens gas pipeline started in June 1967 and was a joint venture between Laing Civil Engineering and French companies Entrepose and Grands Travaux de Marseille (GTM) for the Gas Council. Over 600 men worked on the project to lay 36 inch diameter steel pipes starting at West Winch in Norfolk and running to where it linked up with the next contract at Woodcroft Castle in Cambridgeshire. The pipeline crossed four rivers and numerous dykes and ditches. This photograph was taken as part of a batch to show the pipeline where it crossed the River Nar
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