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Hum    6,930

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The phrase ?we?ll cross that bridge when we come to it? is about to have a whole new meaning in China.

The "Mobius" bridge, proposed for the Dragon King Harbor River development in Changsha, China, is about to become the craziest bridge anyone ever had to cross.

The pedestrian bridge, which would span over 490 feet long and 78 feet high, will be made of a series of interwoven, spaghetti-like pathways all constructed at a range of different heights.

The Dutch firm NEXT Architects was awarded first prize in a competition to design the bridge, which will span a river within the town of Meixi Lake. The firm based its design on the Mobius ring, a one-sided surface made by twisting and joining one end of a rectangle with its other fixed end, as well as knots found in ancient Chinese folk art.

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Praetor    987

just walking in there should be the same as full 1 hour cardio exercise. In fact while it looks pretty (resembles a dragon), this is a very stupid idea: bad for someone with a disability, bad for the elderly, etc.

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Marshall    15,354

They should name it Twizzlers?

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0nyX    259

Is that also Foxconn?

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68k    290

"Abstract" :x

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Hum    6,930

Glad my Wal-Mart money is going to good use. :p

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mudslag    4,559

just walking in there should be the same as full 1 hour cardio exercise. In fact while it looks pretty (resembles a dragon), this is a very stupid idea: bad for someone with a disability, bad for the elderly, etc.

 

 

Shockingly not everything in this world needs to cater to those two groups nor does it mean that there isn't a pathway that isn't disability friendly to them. 

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Osiris    804

Bizarre but artsy - I like it

 

Good to see China splashing out on a bit of bling! and spending some of those mad duckets we all know they have

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FlintyV    732

Shockingly not everything in this world needs to cater to those two groups nor does it mean that there isn't a pathway that isn't disability friendly to them. 

 

Yea he's totally forgetting about children. Won't somebody think of the children!

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vcfan    2,337

I don't know about those aggressive slopes in the winter time. you'll be able to get from one end of the bridge to the next without using the pedal.

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+fusi0n    1,569

That's awesome. 

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+Bryan R.    1,073

Cool

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Astra.Xtreme    2,135

It's nice to see stuff like this every now and then.  Something like this would never get approved in the US since there's no cost-benefit.

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bguy_1986    137

Shockingly not everything in this world needs to cater to those two groups nor does it mean that there isn't a pathway that isn't disability friendly to them. 

surprising to hear this coming from a democrat/progressive...

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/justice-department-force-public-pools-install-elevators_633885.html

 

can't have portable handicap spatulas... It has to be permanent!  Waist of money!

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Romero    93

Would this be safe during a quake when the bridge starts resonating and swaying? (Speaking of resonance, that reminded me of the funny incident when a group of people on top of a building caused it to shake violently for 10-15 minutes simply by dancing to the song I've Got the Power!)

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+LimeMaster    14,896

Since they built a bizarre looking bridge, they should have painted it with odd colours to match its weirdness instead of making it generic red colour. :D

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TAZMINATOR    12,122

Since they built a bizarre looking bridge, they should have painted it with odd colours to match its weirdness instead of making it generic red colour. :D

 

Why not ask them to hire you so you could paint it in Lime green...  then you fly back home...

 

They visit the bridge and go "WTF?"

 

 

heheheh.

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madd-hatter    332

It's stupid.

 

Fact of life: Performance > Appearance

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Geoffrey B.    1,414

looks like something out of a video game. but it still looks nice. I am not sure i would call the design insane.

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+LimeMaster    14,896

Why not ask them to hire you so you could paint it in Lime green...  then you fly back home...

 

They visit the bridge and go "WTF?"

 

 

heheheh.

Honestly, I think they would think "WTF?" even if it wasn't painted lime green. :laugh:

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mudslag    4,559

surprising to hear this coming from a democrat/progressive...

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/justice-department-force-public-pools-install-elevators_633885.html

 

can't have portable handicap spatulas... It has to be permanent!  Waist of money!

 

 

The world isn't black and white and neither are political views.

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Hum    6,930

I wonder if this design is more, or less, earthquake resistant.

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TAZMINATOR    12,122

Honestly, I think they would think "WTF?" even if it wasn't painted lime green. :laugh:

 

Red, dark red, brown, stainless steel are not bad at all... But the odd colors is WTF.   

 

 

 

I wonder if this design is more, or less, earthquake resistant.

 

I am sure it is.  They designed it at the office and they have bridge structures something like hydraulics for testing at their lab to make sure it is stable enough before start building a bridge. Which they used the earthquake resistant parts under the buildings.

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TAZMINATOR    12,122

I wonder if this design is more, or less, earthquake resistant.

 

Check this video which they have earthquake resistant parts for homes like this:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDA5Z-82u-4

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Sylar0    82

Cool hail socialist China I seriously hope to move there one day Comrades!

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