Bridge

  • Those with a head for heights and an eye for breathtaking scenery may wish to go to Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China. Home to the world's longest glass bridge, the area is also due to receive a number of reflective bridges and pavilions offering the experience of floating in mid-air.
  • Artist Leo Villareal and his team have been chosen to develop a series of installations that will light up the bridges along the River Thames in London, UK. Their contest-winning proposal, "Current," envisages colorful lighting installed on the 17 bridges from Tower Bridge to Albert Bridge.
  • While bridges typically get people from A to B, the Lucky Knot bridge over the Dragon King Harbour River in the New Lake District of Changsha, China, draws more heavily on the alphabet. It comprises three undulating, intertwined steel walkways with access at each of the points where they land.
  • The bridges along the River Thames in London, UK, are to be lit up as a major piece of public art. Six proposals have been shortlisted as part of the Illuminated River competition, which is aimed not only at delivering visually outstanding designs, but ones that make use of new technologies.
  • In an effort to demonstrate the use of a construction material that is more sustainable than common alternatives, Dutch students have constructed a 14-m (46-ft) long footbridge out of hemp and flax fibers. The so-called "biobridge" is to be located in Eindhoven and will open this week.
  • We've seen world records awarded for a caravan and a Millennium Falcon built out of Lego, but this latest construction makes them both look tiny. The Institution of Civil Engineers has been awarded a Guinness World Record for a Lego replica of the UK's Severn Bridge measuring 31-m long and 3-m tall.
  • The Beipanjiang Bridge Duge​, which is being constructed 565 m (1,854 ft) over the Nizhu River Canyon in Guizhou province, China, is set to become the world's highest bridge. Engineers recently completed the structure and the bridge is due to open ​to traffic by the end of the year.
  • For 16 days, A 3-km floating walkway on a picturesque lake in Italy will allow visitors to walk over the water to two islands. The Floating Piers installation will rest on the waters of Lake Iseo and will also extend for 1.5 km along the coast.
  • The demolition of one of America’s most famous and iconic bridges is to begin this weekend. Los Angeles' Sixth Street Viaduct is being replaced due to structural problems. The design of the new bridge, dubbed the "Ribbon of Light," pays tribute to the original.
  • Seattle's Office of Arts & Culture and Department of Transportation are seeking writers to take part in an unusual artist's residency in the northwest tower of the city's Fremont Bridge. The selected writer will receive US$10,000 to work in the space for three months.
  • A winner has been selected in London's Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge competition. The jury chose Bystrup Architecture Design and Engineering's Nine Elms Bridge unanimously from a shortlist of four, which itself was whittled down from 74 entries. It is a graceful, elegant and functional design.
  • reForm Architects has revealed plans for a bascule bridge for Central London. The Rotherhithe Bridge would offer cyclists and pedestrians a direct route between Canary Wharf and Rotherhithe.