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.
ireland’s largest single span masonry arch bridge (33 metres)
Meanwhile on Da Northside writes:
Lucan Bridge…. By George Knowles – Ireland’s larges single span [masonry] bridge 1841, not too shabby but hey could do with a clean and a lighting up…
Baggot Street bridge, Dublin 2, last evening.
(Thanks again, Colum Cronin)
An insanely diverse selection of wildlife (including grouse, bobcats, deer, squirrels, beavers and a black bear) crosses a downed tree trunk spanning a river in Pennsylvania during 2018 and 2019: all captured by the locked-off camera of photographer
Robert Bush Sr.
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.”
Boris Johnson ramps up plans for £20bn bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland to boost union (The Irish Sun)
Government officials working on plans for bridge linking Scotland to Northern Ireland, No 10 confirms – live news (The Guardian)
Graphic; The Sun
Sean Hueston Bridge, Dublin 8.
Are we expecting visitors, anyone?