Fast Company story that gives a sense of how wildly innovative bridges can be.
“Bridges are pure structure, demanding nothing more or less than what’s needed to cross a river or a mountainous gorge. Yet new spans are proving that bridges can be much more than merely utilitarian.”
The bridges [Dupré] selected here “mine the past and the future to enhance the environment and local economies,” she writes. They are also “also visual landmarks, delighting the public with their practical but unique shapes and spectacular lighting programs. At the same time, ancient typologies, such as footbridges and drawbridges, have been updated for the 21st century, literally saving lives as well as commuting time.” Check out the slideshow for details.