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Poole Passes The Exam Test!
Poole's Twin Sails Bridge will be testing the mental powers of students taking important A-Level exams today (Thursday 2 February 2012).
The £37m project providing Poole's much-needed second harbour crossing will feature in the AQA A-Level Geography exam being sat by thousands of students across the country.
In preparation for today's exam, students have been studying Poole's regeneration plans, looking at issues such as development, transport and the construction of the Twin Sails Bridge. They have also been learning about why Poole needs a second harbour crossing and the environmental and socio-economic impacts of the project.
Jim Bright, Strategic Director, Borough of Poole said:
"The Twin Sails Bridge is putting Poole firmly on the map and we're delighted that this national exam is giving students a great opportunity to learn about our town's ambitious regeneration plans in close detail. We've been contacted by many students and schools throughout the UK wanting to find out more about the Twin Sails Bridge and some have even chosen to visit Poole to see the project for themselves. We hope all the students have enjoyed learning about Poole and the Twin Sails Bridge and wish them the very best of luck as they sit their exam."
The Twin Sails Bridge will open to traffic on Monday 27 February 2012, providing an additional road link for the Poole Town and Hamworthy communities, and unlocking one of the largest regeneration sites in the South West.
To celebrate the completion of this 20-month construction project a community weekend will be held on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February 2012 on the Twin Sails Bridge before it opens to road traffic on thr 27th.
An official opening celebration will be held on Friday 9 March 2012.
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