Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bridge to Nowhere

Up here in Vermont, we're replacing a lot of bridges that got washed away by the epic floods from Tropical Storm Irene back in late August.

Too bad we don't have a lot of money to play with. Nobody knows exactly how we're going to pay for the new roads and bridges we need. But we're building them anyway and hoping for the best.

But if we did have money to spend, I wish we could build a span like the one in Norway pictured in this post. Believe it or not's it's not a bridge to nowhere, like that one in Alaska a few years ago that got people riled up.

It's built in a way that gives the illusion that if you drive on it, you take a big dive into what looks like terribly cold water. I'd be afraid to drive across it. But you can go quite safely over the bridge and not worry about anything, the span's designers said.

Next up, maybe, a house that looks like it has no walls. As far as I know that doesn't exist, but hey, architects out there, impress me. Design a house like that!

No comments:

Post a Comment