The Everton Stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock is really beginning to take shape
Everton have confirmed that another milestone in the building of the club's new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock has been hit.
The Blues have revealed that the first section of roof truss has been hoisted into place in the South Stand. The move comes a week after the initial lift in the North Stand was completed.
The 100-tonne steel section - the first segment of three separate trusses that will span across the stand - was bolted into the South West corner on Tuesday morning, with the club's construction partners, Laing O'Rourke, taking advantage of the fine early morning weather to complete the installation.
In total, there are two full span roof trusses to be installed in the North Stand and three in the South. Each completed truss is made up of three pre-assembled pieces, constructed and painted pitchside before being lifted into place.
The club has also revealed that Laing O'Rourke aim to have all five of the full span roof trusses in place by Easter 2023.
The Blues announced plans to build a new stadium at Bramley-Moore dock on the banks of the River Mersey in 2017, as they prepare to move away from Goodison Park.
And writing in her programme notes ahead of the recent 2-0 Premier League defeat to Leicester City, Everton chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale revealed fans are set to receive a survey asking for what they want at their new home.
She wrote: "As we head into the winter months, work will continue on site at pace. Away from it, we will be reaching out to supporters with a survey to get your feedback on the matchday experience you want at Everton Stadium.
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