World's Strangest Bridges

Getting to the other side is a lot more fun thanks to these strange bridges that pivot, unroll, and light up.

Rolling Bridge: London

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Architecture firm Heatherwick studio rose to the challenge of designing a bridge to span the narrow Grand Union Canal at London’s Paddington Basin—while still allowing ships free passage. The strange, ingenious bridge is made of eight identical segments capable of rolling and unrolling like a party noisemaker. Every Friday at midday the hydraulic-powered construction is activated (regardless of boat traffic) to the amusement of waiting pedestrians.

World's Strangest Bridges

Rolling Bridge: London

Architecture firm Heatherwick studio rose to the challenge of designing a bridge to span the narrow Grand Union Canal at London’s Paddington Basin—while still allowing ships free passage. The strange, ingenious bridge is made of eight identical segments capable of rolling and unrolling like a party noisemaker. Every Friday at midday the hydraulic-powered construction is activated (regardless of boat traffic) to the amusement of waiting pedestrians.

Heatherwick Studio [1] [1] http://www.travelandleisure.com//www.heatherwick.com/rolling-bridge/
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