Engineers in the UK are turning to composite materials used for the construction of modern aircraft wings to build more durable bridges.

A new road bridge near Bristol is the first in the UK to be built from hi-tech materials normally reserved for the production of aircraft wings. The bridge, which crosses the River Frome on Church Road in the village of Frampton Cotterell, was pre-built at the National Composites Centre in Emersons Green before being…