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Infinity Loop Bridge – Zhuhai, China

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Name: Infinity Loop Bridge
Location: Zhuhai, China
Design Architect: 10 Design + Buro Happold
Completion: proposed 2020
Dimensions: 300 meters in length

AEinterests: Designed such that the two parabolic arches create a figure eight reflection on the water, which is a sign of prosperity in Chinese culture.

Won the World Architecture News (WAN) transport Award in 2012

 

 

Written by jeremywheeless

September 9, 2014 at 4:06 pm

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Henderson Waves Bridge – Mount Faber Park, Singapore

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Name: Henderson Waves Bridge
Location: Mount Faber Park, Singapore
Design Architects: a collaboration between IJP corp. and RSP Architects Planners and Engineers
Structural Engineer: Adams Kara Taylor Consulting Engineers
Construction: Evan Lim & Co.
Completion: 2008
Dimensions: 274 meters (899 feet) in length

AEinterest: Is currently Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge, with the walking deck elevation being 36 meters above the roadway that runs below.
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Written by jeremywheeless

September 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm

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ECOntainer Bridge – Ariel Sharon Park, Israel

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Name: ECOntainer Bridge
Location: Tel-Aviv, Israel
Design Architect: Iftah Hayner of Yoav Messer Architects
Structural Engineer: Dani Vainer, Jacob & Yuval Achbert
Dimensions: 160 meters in length
Completion Date: incomplete (proposed design)

AEinterests: Has been designed for quick and easy assembly from recycled shipping containers.
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Written by jeremywheeless

September 9, 2014 at 3:49 pm

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Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge – Brasilia, Brazil

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Name: Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge
Location: Brasilia, Brazil
Design Architect: Alexandre Chan
Structural Engineer: Mário Vila Verde
Cost: $56.8 million US
Completion: 2002
Construction: Usiminas Mecanica S.A. and Via Dragados S.A.
Dimensions:  1200 meters (3900 feet) in length with the longest span being 240 meters (790 feet)

AEinterests: The suspended deck hangs from cables attached to asymmetric archways that criss-cross the roadway, making for a unique design.

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Written by jeremywheeless

September 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm

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Shanghai Nanpu Bridge – Shanghai, China

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Name: Shanghai Nanpu Bridge
Location: Shanghai, China
Design Architect: the Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute
Structural Engineer:Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute
Cost:  $131 million U.S.
Completion: December, 1 1991
Dimensions:
Length: 8,346 m (9,127 yards) in length with the longest span being 420 meters (1388 ft.)

AEinterests:  At the time of its construction it was the 4th largest cable-stayed bridge in the world
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Written by jeremywheeless

September 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm

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