Incredible Photographs From The Construction Of The Forth Railway Bridge, A 19th Century Engineering Marvel
Spanning 541 meters over the Firth of Forth, Edinburgh’s Forth Railway Bridge became the longest cantilever bridge in the world when the future King Edward VII drove its final “golden” rivet on March 4, 1890. Its length was surpassed a few decades later by the Quebec Bridge in Canada, completed in 1919, but the Forth Bridge still holds second place, and remains an incredible feat of engineering. Continue reading »
The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) designed “The Twist”. Opened in Jevnaker, Norway, bridging a 10,700-square-foot art museum across two riverbanks in northern Europe’s largest sculpture park. Continue reading »
Europe has a well-earned reputation of being one of the most fascinating continents to explore – particularly in terms of monuments. And whether we’re talking beer, traditions or history, it would take a lifetime to truly enjoy the beauty of Scotland. Surprisingly enough, though, one of the most fascinating landmarks isn’t on land – but by the sea.
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Thanks to some great visionaries and the craftsmanship at Bushey Ironworks and Roundwood Furniture including Aaron and Jesse Bushey and Andy Cline, the historical suspension cables that held up the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California are being made into home décor items. In 2016, Tom Piatkowski purchased the discarded suspension cables from the 1976 renovation of the Golden Gate Bridge and started a small business selling mementos made from them. Continue reading »
The ‘Europabruecke’ suspension bridge (pictured) was inaugurated on July 29, 2017 after it was built to replace an older crossing that was damaged by falling rocks. Continue reading »
Nestled among the verdant foliage in Kromlau, Germany’s Kromlauer Park, is a delicately arched devil’s bridge known as the Rakotzbrücke, which was specifically built to create a circle when it is reflected in the waters beneath it. Continue reading »
From an idea of the actress and activist Joanna Lumley, the Garden Bridge project has been finally taken over by the Heatherwick. The bridge will be a 6,000 m2 structure. 2,500 m2 will be covered by a selection of plants coming mostly from Northern Europe, but with some contributions from other continents. Continue reading »
East Side Collective, a co-working design studio featuring co-founder Tim Derrington and member Wilson Hanks, along with Drophouse Design have recently worked together to create a temporary installation as part of the Waller Creek Conservancy’s “Creek Show“, in Austin, Texas. “Deep Curiosity” is an illuminated arch that rises up out of the water and surrounds a foot bridge over the Waller Creek to create the illusion of a never ending circle that inspires imaginative thought and an appreciation for both the natural and man-made elements found in and around the same area. Continue reading »
Designed by Roumelight, this wall lighting installation with a bookshelf use consists of red pillars of the Golden Gate bridge and radial cables of the Rio Antirio bridge. A bookshelf and a lighting bridge together in one installation is a smart way to store your books.Combining warm white and red dimmable led light to create a comfortable atmosphere for your space. Continue reading »
Walking among the clouds is technologically infeasible, but glass bridge is a close second. The longest walkway just opened in Shiniuzhai Geopark in Chinese province of Hunan. It’s about 984 feet / 300 meters long and 590 feet / 180 meters high. It’s both the world’s longest glass bridge.
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This is the longest bridge in Europe and also it’s the world’s longest single bridge with a highwayon top and a railway line at the bottom. The bridge is nearly 8 kilometers long and is the sea ordeal between Sweden and Denmark. Continue reading »
Daniella Marchesi walks across the 11 meter by 1.8 meter wide newly installed glass floor 138 feet above the River Thames at Tower Bridge, London, on November 10, 2014, after a £1 million improvement. The floor will allow visitors a view of the bridge lifts and is the most significant change since the Tower bridge Experience opening in 1982. (Photo by John Stillwell/PA Wire)
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If you thought the glass cliff pathway was terrifying, wait until you see this. Continue reading »
Two bleached-white American flags mysteriously appeared atop the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday morning. It is unknown whether this stunt was an art project, a political statement or just tomfoolery. Investigators are trying to determine how two bleached-white American flags mysteriously appeared atop the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday morning—and whether the stunt was an art project, a political statement or just tomfoolery. (Photo: AP)
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The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The current bridge is 140 metres (460 ft) long and 70 metres (230 ft) above the river. It is part of a private facility, with an admission fee, and draws over 800,000 visitors a year.
The bridge was originally built in 1889 by George Grant Mackay, a Scottish civil engineer and park commissioner for Vancouver. It was originally made of hemp ropes with a deck of cedar planks, and was replaced with a wire cable bridge in 1903. In 1910 Edward Mahon purchased the Capilano Suspension Bridge. “Mac” MacEachran purchased the Bridge from Mahon in 1935 and invited local natives to place their totem poles in the park, adding a native theme. In 1945, he sold the bridge to Henri Aubeneau.
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Festina lente (Latin for “make haste slowly”) is a pedestrian bridge over the Miljacka River in Sarajevo. The bridge is 38 meters long and features an unusual looping in the middle, suggesting slowing down and enjoying the view. Conceptual design for the bridge was created by three students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo: Adnan Alagic, Amila Hrustić and Bojana Kanlic. The bridge connects the Mak Dizdar embankment (close to the Academy) with Radic street. It was officially opened on 22 August 2012. Continue reading »
Commissioned by the Province of Friesland, Oak (Onix and Achterbosch Architecture) has developed a road bridge that connects 2 districts of Sneek on either side of the A7 motorway. The bridge was designed for a municipality that wished to establish a new city marker along the motorway. Framework The Department of Public Works, the user of the bridge, stated that it wished to use more wood in its constructions.
Michael and Michelle Schwade stand with their two kids, Samuel 4, and Ellie 1, while looking at a Canada goose that has taken up residence on near the Wisconsin Ave. Bridge on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The goose is near to the statues dedicated to Gertie the duck who made international news when she built her nest next to the same bridge in 1945 and captured the attention of Milwaukee at the end of the war. A statue commemorating “Gertie the Duck” sits on the other side of the bridge. The goose has several eggs she is sitting on. (Mike De Sisti) Continue reading »
Paris based Atelier Zündel Cristea have introduced this proposal for an inflatable bridge complete with three giant trampolines for pedestrians to enjoy. There are plenty of bridges al over in Paris, across the River Seine that carry cars, trains, cyclists, and pedestrians from the Left Bank to the Right. This time, AZC s came up with an original idea that would involve pedestrians. The atelier designed the bridge as its entry for a competition organized by Archtriumph, a website whose sole purpose is to organize competitions. It would be constructed from giant PVC rings inflated with more than 130,000 cubic feet of air. Continue reading »
Clad in brushed stainless steel panels, Frank Gehry’s BP Bridge complements the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in function as well as design by creating an acoustic barrier from the traffic noise below. Connecting Millennium Park to Daley Bicentennial Plaza, east of the park, this 925-foot-long winding bridge, Gehry’s first, provides incomparable views of the Chicago skyline, Grant Park and Lake Michigan. Continue reading »
Aizhai is the world’s highest tunnel to tunnel bridge and the fourth suspension bridge in China to cross a valley so wide it seems to be connecting two mountain ranges. The first three were the Siduhe, Balinghe and Beipanjiang 2009 bridges. Of the world’s 400 or so highest bridges, none has a main span as long as Aizhai with a tower to tower distance of 3,858 feet (1,176 mtrs). Located deep in the heart of China’s Hunan Province near the city of Jishou, the suspension bridge is the largest structure on the Jishou to Chadong expressway with a deck 1,102 feet (336 mtrs) above the DeHang Canyon. Continue reading »
Mexican President Felipe Calderon opened the tallest suspension bridge in the world, Baluarte Bridge, on Thursday. The bridge, which connects the north-western Mexican state of Sinaloa with Durango and Mazatlan, has been recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records as the highest suspension bridge in the world. The cable-supported bridge can easily fit the Eiffel Tower under its middle part.
Nearly 86 percent of the project is complete. The entire stretch will become operational by the end of January 2012.
A view of the Baluarte Bridge, the highest suspension bridge in the world, that connects the north-western state of Sinaloa with Durango and Mazatlan, during the official launch January 5, 2012. (Reuters) Continue reading »
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