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World's Longest Recycled Bridge Spans Scottish River

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Peeblesshire, Scotland, December 7, 2011- The newly built Dawyck Estate river crossing in Peeblesshire, Scotland, is the world's longest recyclable bridge.

The bridge measures 30 metere long and uses a super-strength composite plastic material engineered by researchers at Rutgers University from such common items as plastic bottles and household plastic waste. The bridge will serve pedestrians, cars, and trucks. No, this bridge is not covered.

For the story of the bridge, photos, and the future of composite plastics in structures, go to:

[Thank you James Crouse - Ed.]

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