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World's Longest Recycled Bridge Spans Scottish River 2011

Stretching out across the peaceful waters of the River Tweed in Peeblesshire, Scotland, the Dawyck Estate river crossing is an unlikely record breaker.

Dec 07 2011

Measuring 30 meters in length and made entirely out of waste plastic products, the newly completed structure is the world's longest and sturdiest recycled bridge. Utilizing a super-strength composite plastic material - engineered by researchers at Rutgers University from items as common as plastic bottles and household plastic waste - the bridge caters for pedestrians, cars and heavy goods vehicles.

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