Tamar Bridge (Devon) Reviews
Description:The bridge over the River Tamar.
Newest Review: ... a vital link between Devon and Cornwall, began in 1999, after it was found to be unable to satisfy a directive set down by the European Commission in the early 1990's. The directive stated that all bridges in the UK must be capable of carrying 40 tonne vehicles. Funding for the project to strengthen the bridge, which the people of Cornwall and Plymouth jointly own, came from capital ... more
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by - written on 30/04/02, updated on 30/04/02 (Very useful, 282 readings)
I have used the tamar bridge to cross over from Cornwall to Devon for over a year now so I think I have a good first hand knowledge of the different stages the project to strengthen the bridge took. Read, comment and enjoy....... The Strengthening Of The Tamar Bridge The Background The construction of the original Tamar bridge, which cost over £1.5 million, began in 1959 to provide a vital link between Plymouth and Saltash. Until this time commuters had to use ferries at either side that had limited capacity. Following the government's refusal to fund the project, Devon and Cornwall Councils joined forces and gained Royal ... Read the complete review
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