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Top 20 Weird & Wonderful Urban Bridges

Rich Heap, Community Editor, Future Cities
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 08:00 EST

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emsa_inicjatywa_edukacyjna
emsa_inicjatywa_edukacyjna  
11/25/2013 10:42:44 AM
User Rank Village Voice
Rotating footbridge Kingston Upon Hull, UK
How do you like this one? Cool, isn't it? :)

http://www.bryla.pl/bryla/1,85298,15011710,Najfajniejsza_kladka_dla_pieszych_na_swiecie___WIDEO_.html

richheap
richheap  
11/12/2013 1:15:50 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Venice's Bridge of Sighs
Thanks cramer. We also have one in Oxford, but it can't match the history of its counterpart in Venice. Thanks for sharing.

cramer
cramer  
11/12/2013 1:05:22 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Venice's Bridge of Sighs

A short span but a long walk for condemned prisoners. Hence the name.

MarkBradbury-VerticalThinking
MarkBradbury-VerticalThinking  
11/11/2013 12:21:15 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Too cool
It was designed by Jacobs, built in two parts and then craned into place. it was erected in 33 hours!

richheap
richheap  
11/11/2013 12:14:07 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Too cool
Thanks for sharing, Mark. There are so many lengths of wire there that it looks like it could be a ship's mast.

MarkBradbury-VerticalThinking
MarkBradbury-VerticalThinking  
11/11/2013 12:02:35 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Too cool
This Pedestrian & Cycle bridge linking two sides of Ashford, Kent, UK across the M20 Motorway is worth a mention as all two often such bridges are functional, boring, concrete planks!!

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
11/11/2013 10:09:12 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: Too cool
@sunshine: Thanks for that great and helpful description. It sounds like a truly intricate engineering job. I'd love to see it up close someday.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
11/11/2013 10:07:26 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: A piece of bridge masterpiece from Poland :)
Rich, that's the only way to do it. We can't upload images to the comments section, but we can embed them using the method you describe.

We can upload video comments though... in case that matters to anyone!

richheap
richheap  
11/11/2013 4:20:16 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: Bridges as artworks
Thanks Hazel. I haven't actually walked on the Rolling Bridge myself yet. Perhaps next time I'm around Paddington I'll give it a go.

richheap
richheap  
11/11/2013 4:19:16 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: Bridges as artworks
Thanks Beth. For anyone who wants a clickable version of the link in Beth's previous comment, here it is.

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