Friday, November 23, 2007

The Rolling Bridge

This is the Heatherwick Studio Rolling Bridge in Paddington Basin, London.

Rather than a conventional opening bridge mechanism, consisting of a single rigid element that lifts to let boats pass, the Rolling Bridge gets out of the way by curling up until its two ends touch. While in its horizontal position, the bridge is a normal, inconspicuous steel and timber footbridge; fully open, it forms a circle on one bank of the water that bears little resemblance to its former self.

Twelve meters long, the bridge is made in eight steel and timber sections, and is made to curl by hydraulic rams set into the handrail between each section.

Church Sign

Lady Bug Post

This Cat Got It Made

Sorry, there's no food


I thought it would never get here.

Think Green

Amount of space required to transport the same number of,
passengers by car, bus or bicycle.

It’s A Trap!

Weathermen Shouldn’t Eat Mexican For Lunch

Got to feel bad for this dude he struggles through the middle of a broadcast and finally can’t take it anymore and rushes off for an emergency bathroom break.