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Human-Scale Bridge Encourages Low Carbon Locomotion

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New York studio WXY Architecture and Weidlinger Associates Consulting Engineers have designed a unique bridge for Xinjin in the Sichuan province in China.

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The two separated strands look almost like a Chinese character etched against the night. Indeed, the five oval rings formed by the lines of bridge decks are symbolic of the five rivers that converge at this spot by Xinjin.

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One of the strands is for pedestrians, the other; for bicyclists. The charm of the meandering human-scale path elevates both activities to ones that are pleasant in themselves, with varying vistas along their journey, not merely a low-carbon way to get around.

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Even a night time wander or slow bike ride would be appealing on its memorable path, that suggests the slow flow of water on the river beneath.

The architects say:

“Xinjin is a historical town that has attracted many residents and visitors over the years. It is geographically centered where five rivers converge, and for centuries poets have exalted its natural beauty.

Our design draws inspiration from Xinjin’s breathtaking landscape and rich cultural history, and reflects the city’s modern prosperity”.

Source: DeZeen

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One comment so far to “Human-Scale Bridge Encourages Low Carbon Locomotion”
  1. Christa Pirl Says:

    Very cool.

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