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Environmentally worth its salt

It seems unlikely that back in the 1920s the builders of the two Sutton Gault bridges on the Isle of Ely spared much thought for the environment. Even though the sluggish waters of the Old and New Bedford rivers they spanned probably contained much more wildlife than they do today, the local authority's engineers were more concerned with keeping the cost of replacing the original ancient timber structures as low as possible. But 70 years later, when Cambridge County Council needed to ...

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