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  • October 7, 2015
    In news that shouldn't surprise anybody who knows bridges weren't meant to be made out of glass, the one that just opened in China has already started cracking (previously: Chicago's 103rd story glass skydeck cracking). Officials assured visitors that the cracks did not pose a... / Continue →
  • May 4, 2015
    This is the Eshima Ohashi bridge in Japan. It spans a mile and reaches a max height of 144 feet so ships can pass underneath it. It looks almost straight up from this angle, but actually only has 5.1% and 6.1% grades at each end. There's a video of a car driving it after the... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2013
    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 tra... / Continue →
  • May 21, 2013
    This is a fairly poor quality video of a 3-kilometer bridge in China being demolished with explosives in 20-seconds. Impressive, but I could have done it in half that. Just don't ask me how. "How?" I SAID DON'T ASK. "No but seriously." I blew Zeus. Hit the jump for the v... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2013
    This is series of photographs (plus a video) of Vietnam's recently completed $85-million Dragon Bridge, which spans the Han River in the port city of Da Nang. The color changing dragon lights up thanks to 15,000 Philips LEDs and can even breath fire and water from its mouth. ... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2013
    This is Pont de Singe, an installation art piece by Olivier Grossetête. It consists of a little bridge being suspended over a pond by helium balloons. It's not actually functional though, you'd wind up in the drink if you tried to cross it. Unless -- UNLESS -- you're a cat. ... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2012
    This is a conceptual trampoline bridge designed for a Paris bridge-imagining competition (those exist) by Atelier Zündel Cristea. It consists of tubular inflatable walls with a series of giant trampolines strung between them so you can jump your way across the river. I'M GONN... / Continue →
  • July 9, 2012
    This is a German train bridge painted by street artist 'Megx' to look like it was constructed out of giant LEGO bricks. Sure it's not as impressive as a train bridge actually made out of LEGO blocks, but I imagine train passengers wouldn't be too thrilled about that. Except me... / Continue →
  • July 1, 2011
    Pissed Japan stole back the honor of housing the world's fastest supercomputer, China answered back this Thursday (apples to oranges style) by opening the world's longest sea-bridge, at a staggering 26.4 miles. That...sounds like a terrible f***ing place to run out of gas. Th... / Continue →
  • August 27, 2010
    South Wales has built three mesh bridges to help protect the threatened dormouse (save it for the titmouse, God!) from being mushed by passing cars. Now listen: I'm all for the protection of animals from human expansion, but $300K? I'm pretty sure we could have come up with s... / Continue →