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China Is Building This Crazy Wavy Pedestrian Bridge

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This is the pedestrian bridge to be built over the Dragon King Harbor River in Changsha, China. Why couldn't I have been born a Dragon King? It was designed by Amsterdam based NEXT Architects and construction is slated to begin next year. Its form is supposed to resemble traditional Chinese knots and a Möbius strip. Just make sure to take the easy route, because that wavy one looks intense. Seriously, I'm just trying to get from one side to the other, not a workout. If there was a ferry I would take that and lie down on a bench the whole time.

Thanks to Stephanie B, who agrees they should build a series of catapults that launch you across the river into a big net.


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  • Nick

    Tall parts should be roller coaster transportation!

  • Bill Johnson

    Nice design, but the "Magdeburg Water Bridge" is still more impressive by far.

  • Big Hug Mug

    That'd give Rocky a run for his money.

  • Austin Baker

    Can you say "awesome action movie set piece?"

  • Fred T Fish

    Now this is what you call all design no function! First china has a LOT of cyclists and old people, the cyclists are going to want to use the inside track (unless suicidal there are a lot of those too) forcing the old people and foot traffic to the outside lanes which, with the seemingly steep inclines and descents are going to be troublesome for the elderly / young. Bad design is bad.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    The design is fine, the steep part are for sustentation, not walking. i would be more concerned with the quality of the construction.

  • Guest

    but *could* I walk on it if I wanted? will it have a path or is it just suspension. because it looks like it'll have a path and what seem to be little people rendered on there look like its intended to be used as one.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    If they use that for people I guess it would become stairs. And them will be deactivated after some terrible accidents... Or not since it is China and they already have too many people. At least we will get some cool kung-fu scenes.

  • how many Chinese will they bury inside the bridge? also, how many will write notes, put in bottles, and toss into the river underneath trying to get off the slave labor force? China: A country for when you don't give a fuck about human rights.

  • Guest

    well when you just have SO DAMNED MANY OF THEM human life can be cheaper

  • Guest

    like when India's first female prime minister did her mass forced castration thing survivability was of secondary concern so long as the poor couldn't breed. deadmen can't impregnate any more than a eunuch could.

  • Nastybedazzler

    Kinda like America.

  • broseph

    Fuck china. Did you see that one where the teacher ordered a kid to suicide?

  • Nastybedazzler

    Newsflash: China isn't the only place that has crazy people. Every country on earth has the most insane people ever, no matter where you go.

    Cases in point:
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/miami...

    http://nypost.com/2012/12/14/a...

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