There’s a bridge in Japan that’s so steep, it looks more like a rollercoaster

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Friday 1 May 2015

This is the Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan. It’s the third largest rigid-frame bridge in the world at 44 metres tall. And judging by its looks, it would also probably qualify as the world’s scariest too.

Read more (11 comments)

There are cars and more cars and . . . is that a giant ferris wheel on this bridge in China?

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Architecture on Tuesday 9 December 2014

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 […]

Read more

The Rolling Bridge in London rolls out like a red carpet for your crossing across waters

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Design on Wednesday 1 October 2014

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.

Read more

You can now jump off the world’s longest suspension bridge and live to tell about it

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Tuesday 12 August 2014

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 […]

Read more

A real fire-breathing Dragon Bridge in Vietnam

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Architecture on Thursday 18 April 2013

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 […]

Read more

The incredible Looping Bridge in Sarajevo

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in Architecture on Thursday 17 January 2013

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.

Read more

This bridge is held afloat by balloons

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Wednesday 28 November 2012

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.

Read more

Inflatable trampoline bridge in Paris

Mareike Muller Contributor

By Mareike Muller in Architecture on Tuesday 23 October 2012

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.

Read more