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Hovenring – an Innovative Circular Cycle Bridge

Dutch city of Eindhoven has Hovenring – an amazing circular cycle bridge for cyclists and pedestrians. Eindhoven City Council asked Dutch bridge specialist ipv Delft  to develop an alternative route for crossover due to the growing traffic. Soon cable-stayed bridge appeared above the Heerbaan/Meerenakkerweg intersection as the entrance way to the cities of Eindhoven and Veldhoven, Netherlands. The new city landmark has an impressive 72 meters (230 feet) high pylon with 24 steel cables attached to it, thin deck and conspicuous lighting. A real excitement while passing by as well as a great example of the innovative road design development.

Infinity Loop Bridge

10 Design + Buro Happold‘s design proposal is the winner for creating a gateway entry to south China’s new planned commercial hub in the Shizimen Business District of Zhuha, Infinity Loop Bridge. The new mega-structure provides incredible views of the Shizimen Canal to the Pearl River Delta. The winning bridge scheme proposes an undulating ribbon of structure that wraps around the 6 lane road deck in a continuous sculptural loop form. At low levels the loop cradles the road deck, with the structural ribbon then soaring upwards to create 2 triangulated arch forms. These triangular gateways, one primary and one secondary, support the road deck over 2… Read more »

Frank Gehry’s BP Pedestrian Bridge in Millennium Park, Chicago

The infamous Frank Gehry strikes with his latest creation and first bridge design ever, the BP Pedestrian Bridge near the Pritzker Pavilion, connecting Millennium Park to Daley Bicentennial Plaza, east of the park, this 280 meters-long (925 feet) winding bridge provides incomparable views of the Chicago skyline, Grant Park and Lake Michigan. Clad in brushed stainless steel panels, the BP Bridge adds to the Pritzker Pavilion in function as well as design by creating an acoustic barrier from the traffic noise of the streets beyond. It also has a 5% slope to allow easy access for people who are physically challenged…. Read more »

Colorful Bridge “Slinky Springs to Fame” in Oberhausen, Germany

Slinky – the toy created in 1940s in USA and loved by many kids worldwide has got its honor in Oberhausen, Germany. It was implemented in a bright footbridge named Slinky Springs to Fame which goes across the Rhein-Herne canal connecting two existing parks. The design of a swinging spiral wrapped around a colored band belongs to German artist Tobias Rehberger. The bridge was opened in August 2011 as a part of the local project “EMSCHERKUNST 2010″. Brightness of the springy synthetic finishes of the walkway is presented in 16 different colors produced on 2.67 meters of bridge width with… Read more »

Esch Footbridge (Passerelle) – Luxembourg
The Bridge between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, A Dream Come True ?
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