Twenty members of the public have been given a rare opportunity to climb the bridge that connects Devon and Cornwall.

50,000

Number of vehicles a day that cross the bridge

£2m

Cost of maintaining the bridge each year

£10m

Invested over the next few years for essential maintenance and repairs

The lucky winners of a recent ballot got to climb up the Tamar Bridge towers on Friday 21 June to celebrate the opening of a new visitor centre.

Except for those who routinely carry out maintenance work on the bridge, this was a one-off opportunity.

ITV West Country reporter Steve Hardy also got to check out the panoramic views and experience the 73-metre hike to the top.

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