13 Apr The longest recycled plastic bridge in the world
There are currently five bridges built entirely with recycled plastics and most of them are located in the United States. These structures have all the conditions to become the ideal substitutes for the traditional ones built in conventional materials such as cement, wood or metals.
The longest recycled plastic bridge in the world is located in the small town of Peeblesshire in Scotland, where the Dawyck Estate Bridge, which crosses the Tweed River, has been set up and has set an unusual record: it is made entirely from waste products plastics and reaches a length of 30 meters, managing to become the longest recycled plastic bridge in the world.
Researchers at Rutgers University designed it from common products such as plastic bottles and household waste plastic and have obtained a recycled plastic material super resistant to all types of loads: pedestrians, cars and trucks.
It is clearly an alternative solution, concludes Mainwaring, because this type of construction based on recycled plastic, becomes a long-term sustainable alternative, and always taking into account that part of the base is not susceptible to rapid degradation as it is checked on steel, wood or cement.
EThe potential of recycled plastic is highly qualified and considers that it is the ideal one to be used in road signs and in substitution of wood in any work.