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If you are stuck for holiday inspiration, try this. Visit Davyhulme wastewater treatment works, one of the largest sewage plants in Europe; take a look at the Runcorn-Widnes road bridge, at 360m the longest steel bow string arch in the UK; or go underground at Hack Green nuclear bunker, Nantwich. The North West Tourist Board has drawn up a list of 24 major civil engineering projects that have shaped the region's history.

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