Posts Tagged ‘Bridges’

Brilliant bridges – UK engineering

12/09/2011

If someone asked you to pick your favourite bridge in the world which one would you pick? The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia or maybe you would pick something a little closer to home?

Companies throughout the UK have been producing stunning, technologically advanced bridges for hundreds of years, from The Iron Bridge in Coalsbrookedale, to more modern constructions such as the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. Infact, you could say that the UK has been a leader in bridge construction and design since the Victorian era.

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3 perspectives on bridges in public space

28/09/2010

by National Galleries of Scotland Commons on Flickr

More ruminations on walkability, this time the result of Stirling’s newest footbridge being closed for maintenance last week. There followed a few days of general upset, as the fine tolerances of my routine commute were thrown out of whack: missing trains, getting caught in rain, being late for tea.

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