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May28

Celebration of Bridges

Happy Birthday Golden Gate Bridge! 75 years is a pretty amazing feat. I thought today I’d bring to you a list of a few bridges that are often overlooked, but pretty spectacular in architectural design and concept. (some content for post derived via Senior Trend Writer Elsa Blaine from trendhunter.com)

The Golden Gate Bridge
"Golden Gate Bridge"
Photo via Karl Mondon/Staff of the Mercury News

The Infinity Loop Bridge
"Buro Happold" "10 design" bridges

The Infinity Loop Bridge is possibly the most visually beautiful I have seen. In their first collaboration, 10 DESIGN and Buro Happold’s Infinity Loop has won the international design competition for the key signature gateway bridge for the new Shizimen Business District in Zhuhai, China.The winning bridge scheme proposes an undulating ribbon of structure that wraps around the 6 lane road deck in a continuous sculptural loop form.

Henderson Waves
"Henderson Waves", bridge, singapore

‘Henderson Waves’ is Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge. The undulating structure creates sheltered seating areas and walkways for everyone crossing from Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park. (by RSP & http://www.ijpcorporation.com/)

Footbridge
Austin, "Pedestrian Bridge", "wood bridge"

The privately owned footbridge in Lake Austin was built by Miro Rivera Architects. The bridge connects their client’s main house to the guest house. Although the delicate looking bridge appears to be made of wood, it is actually made from welded steel and local stone.

Rolling Bridge
"rolling Bridge", england

Innovation is key in the design of the award winning Rolling Bridge in London England. Designed by Thomas Heatherwick, the bridge rolls up and down over a canal with the help of hydraulics.

The Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge

This Brazilian x-shaped cable-stayed bridge is called ‘The Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge’. It crosses the Pinheiros River in Sao Paulo. The bridge stands 450ft tall and is equipped with LED lighting for spectacular night time shows.

Pedestrian Bridge
seattle "david irons jr."

And finally, a pretty cool pedestrian bridge in Seattle. Hopefully the community appreciates this gesture from their city. Photo by David Irons Jr. via Flickr

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