Possibly the only ferris wheel on a bridge in the world, the Tianjin Eye is a 120 meter (394 feet) tall giant of its kind built above the Yongle Bridge which spans over the Hai River in Tianjin, China. Electrically powered, it has 48 passenger capsules. Each accommodates eight passengers and takes 30 minutes to […]
We’ve heard that London Bridge Is Falling Down, but is there one that rolls too? Apparently there is and it’s at the Grand Union Canal at London’s Paddington Basin. Architecture firm Heatherwick studio designed this bridge to span across the narrow canal while still allowing ships free passage.
For readers suffering from acrophobia, do yourself a favor and stop reading now. The world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, measuring 1,800-foot-long, has opened at the Sochi National Park in Russia. It took two years, 740 tons of metal and 2,000 cubic meters of concrete for its completion, enabling visitors to enjoy the picturesque view of […]
This is a real life, fire-breathing dragon bridge. And you thought dragons weren’t real. This amazing, 666-meter long steel bridge was built in order to celebrate the 38th anniversary of the Vietnam War ending. It literally breathes fire and water out into the air. Imagine walking to work across this bridge everyday. What a rush! Watch […]
Bojan Kanlić, Adnan Alagić and Amila Hrustić had to wait for five years until the bridge they designed for a competition while studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo was built. Festina Lente, or for those who don’t speak Latin, ‘Make haste, slowly’, is the name of this extraordinary construction that spans 38 meters over the Miljacka river. The idea of this steel bridge with an aluminium trim and glass fence is to create a symbolic gate and a balance between the left and the right side. One could say that the three Bosnian product designers did this very, very well.
The Tatton Park Biennial 2012 recently ended in September, and it had some pretty cool stuff going on with artists responding to its Flights of Fancy theme. Olivier Grossetête’s childlike bridge, which stays above a lake of water with the help of three billowy hot-air balloons filled with helium, induces so much zen we just want to do nothing but stare it at for hours.
When ArchTriumph arranged the competition to design a contemporary bridge in Paris, the French Atelier Zündel Cristea decided this should be fun. So they came up with an inflatable bridge that consists of trampolines, permitting the Parisians to cross their beloved Seine in a very playful and innovative way. And this lovely idea let them achieve an excellent third place.