Stainless Steel - 100 Not Out!100 years of Stainless Steel
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2013 marks 100 years since stainless steel was discovered in Sheffield. The BSSA have selected 50 applications and features that demonstrate how stainless steel has influenced our lives so far.

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Bridging the Gap...

Meads Reach Bridge, Temple Quay, Bristol - at night Meads Reach Bridge, Temple Quay, Bristol - daytime

Built completely from stainless steel, a unique £1.8 million, 200ft bridge links Bristol's Temple Quay harbour with the city centre. The bridge was part of a £200 million regeneration scheme in Bristol.

Made from 2205 duplex stainless steel, the bridge has thousands of tiny holes enabling artificial lights to shine through, giving the bridge a spectacular appearance at night. Duplex stainless steels are used wherever environmental conditions combine with the need for a high load-bearing strength, making duplex a popular choice for bridges.

The longer life span and significantly lower maintenance costs compared to other materials make stainless steel a good choice for bridging the gap!

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