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Thousand Oaks bridge made entirely of recycled plastic

A foot bridge made entirely of plastic in Thousand Oaks is being hailed by some as the bridge of the future.

December 23, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A foot bridge on a hiking trail in Thousand Oaks is being hailed by some as the bridge of the future.

The reason: it is made entirely of recycled plastic.

The bridge used to be a bunch of milk cartons and detergent containers.

The United States Army is already using the technology. It built three recycled plastic bridges at Fort Bragg that can hold 70 ton tanks.

The bridges contain no toxic chemicals, they don't leach or warp, and if they are ever removed they can be recycled all over again.


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