Knight Architects always like how Japanese hand fans fold open. So, they built a bridge with the same functionality, both simple and spectacular. They collaborated with structural engineers AKT II to make it a reality. They first installed 5 steel beams that open and close in sequence, rising to different angles using hydraulic jacks and assisted by counterweights. Continue reading for more images and information.
“Beautiful, efficient bridge design should satisfy both artistic and scientific analysis to be visually legible and structurally truthful,” say the architects. This unique footbridge bridge is located in Paddington, London and spans the 20-meter width of the Grand Union Canal