Tamar Bridge celebrates its 60th anniversary

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The Tamar Bridge opened 60 years ago today on 24 October 1961. The bridge is celebrating 60 years of service connecting Saltash in Cornwall and Plymouth in Devon. The toll road is publicly owned and was the longest of its type when it first opened in 1961. Today...

516 Arouca – longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens

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Local residents have been invited to test out the 500m '516 Arouca' walkway today that spans a gorge in Portugal's Arouca Geopark. The '516 Arouca' gets its name from its staggering 516 metres span. Held up by steel cables and two large towers on each side it hangs...

Hybrid fiberglass-concrete-steel technique produces harder, better, faster, stronger bridges

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Civil engineering at the University of Queensland, Australia have developed a hybrid fibreglass-concrete-steel bridge technique which is three times stronger and three times lighter than existing methods. The technique is far cheaper than existing bridge-building methods and can be prefabricated off-site then transported in small parts using...