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The first glass reinforced plastic bridge to be built over a trunk road was lifted into place over the A30 near Bodmin in Cornwall this week. The 50m suspension bridge built by Balfour Beatty was designed by Flint & Neill Partnership with Wilkinson Eyre Architects. The twin cable bridge features a glass reinforced plastic deck suspended from conventional steel masts. The bridge completes a link in the 290km Cornish Way which is part of the National Cycle Network.

The 3.7m wide deck carries a cycle way, footpath and bridleway.

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