By Ted Slampyak
Behold: the longest glass bottomed bridge in the world, extending for over half a kilometre 200 metres above the Lianjiang River in China’s Huangchuan Three Gorges Scenic Area. Designed by Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University, the span comprises three layers of 4.5cm-thick glass lined with steel and suspended from cables.
Capable of supporting 500 people at a time, it’s a lot more stable than the previous record holder.
Terry Fagen writes:
I think this is an inhumane way to kill pigeons, they’re trapped in a wire mesh where they wait to die of lack of water and food.
This location is under the railway bridge on going down to Sheriff Street [Dublin 1].
There are pigeons trapped, just sitting there waiting to die.
Dublin Hill, Cork.
More as we get it.
Baggot Street bridge, Dublin 2, last evening.
(Thanks again, Colum Cronin)
At top: The Øresund – that connects the Danish capital of Copenhagen to the Swedish city of Malmö – transitions from a bridge into a tunnel
Boris Johnson is completely serious about building a bridge from Scotland to Northern Ireland to boost the union.
The PM has ordered officials in Whitehall to look at the project and whether it’s possible.
An artificial island around 2.5 miles long and 500 yards wide is likely to link the bridge to the tunnel.
Under one version of Boris’ plan, the bridge would run from the Scottish coast over the trench, before becoming a tunnel for the final stretch to Northern Ireland.
Local geography might even dictate the need for two artificial islands to span the North Channel.
A Whitehall source told The Sun:
“There were some people who thought the Channel Tunnel was a mad idea at the time. “We are looking at the feasibility of a bridge and if it could be made to work.”
Graphic; The Sun
We may never know.
Clontarf, Dublin 3.
Paul McCarthy writes:
Spooky alternative to the gloomy cat photo this morning. Clontarf’s wooden bridge.. but to where?