I've been wanting to write about Axion International for some time, ever since I saw a military tank driving across a plastic bridge that they made. And not just any plastic, but recycled plastic. That was back this summer if I recall correctly. But now Axion has announced that one of their bridges will be used on a public road here in the US. This may seem like a risky proposition, but as I already mentioned, the military has used these bridges as well as railroads, so automotive traffic should be a non-issue. The low maintenance issues will be a definite benefit in a northern state such as Maine (I'm assuming that they use salt on their roads in the wintertime as we do here in Minnesota).
The Axion International website http://www.axionintl.com./has multiple videos showing their bridges in action. Assuming that the product performs (no reason to be otherwise), the use of these bridges will only continue to grow.