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The 7 Most Expensive Bridges Built

Many modern bridges are awe-inspiring, but the amount of money needed to build them can also be jaw-dropping. Here is a list of the 7 most expensive bridges ever built. 7. USA – George Washington Bridge, $1.1 Billion Spanning the … Continue reading

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Millau Viaduct – The World’s Tallest Bridge

Millau Viaduct spans the River Tan near the town of Millau in the south of France. This mighty construction is the tallest bridge in the world and measures an impressive 343 metres at the summit of its tallest mast. The … Continue reading

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The World’s 7 Most Perilous Rope-Bridges

Rope bridges can be intimidating for many people, especially when they’re very high up. Add in a poor maintenance factor, and using them then becomes something only the brave or foolhardy would attempt. 7. Kakum National Park Canopy Walkway, Ghana … Continue reading

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How Traffideck Keeps Surfaces Slip Free

In order for a surface to be slip-free it needs to provide friction between itself as the object in contact with it. Whether it is the sole of a shoe, the tread of a tyre, or the wheel of a … Continue reading

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How to Keep Bridges in Tip Top Condition in Winter

Watch out! Bridges are highly dangerous as they always freeze before roads do. This ice threat is a clear and present danger due to the way a bridge is constructed: the top, under surface and both sides of the bridge … Continue reading

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Pontoon Bridges Through History

Pontoon bridges have a long history, which dates back to ancient times when they began being used for military purposes. They were first used in China nearly three thousand years ago. Examples Of Pontoons Being Used In Ancient Times Legendary … Continue reading

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How Traffideck can keep bridges and ships safe

  If you have an outdoor area exposed to the weather such as a bridge, marine deck or boat deck, then you know the importance of weatherproofing and providing an anti-slip surface for safety. Traffideck provides both of these services … Continue reading

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The Characteristics of Well Designed Bridges

Building safe and strong bridges is an art that has been perfected by the likes of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Joseph Strauss. Whilst famous bridges such as the Golden Gate Bridge may be household names, there are many smaller well-designed … Continue reading

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Top 5 Most Expensive Suspension Bridges in History

Suspension bridges are sophisticated constructions involving a lot of elaborate engineering plans, lengthy preparatory proceedings, both bureaucratic and practical, and precise construction procedures. The results are grandiose: the world’s great suspension bridges are noteworthy landmarks, essential passageways across water and … Continue reading

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Bridges Used in Film

Bridges have featured in many films and are often used as a dramatic setting, whether it is as a place for lovers to meet, enemies to fight or for the despairing to jump from. Often, a real-life bridge is used, … Continue reading

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