Bristol

River Frome 'high tech' road bridge lifted into place

  • 24 August 2014
  • From the section Bristol
New road bridge positioned over the River Frome in Frampton Cotterell Image copyright South Gloucestershire Council
Image caption Church Road should be reopened again from early September

A new road bridge has been lifted into place over the River Frome in South Gloucestershire.

It is one of the first in the UK to be made from composite materials similar to those used in modern aircraft, South Gloucestershire Council said.

The authority said the new bridge in Frampton Cotterell was "lighter, stronger and more resistant to corrosion than traditional materials".

Church Road is expected to be reopened to traffic from early September.

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