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Looping Bridge

This bridge that might have been designed by stuntman Evel Knievel lies in Sarajevo, Bosnia. It’s called the Festina Lente Bridge–a name that means “make haste slowly.” Amila Hrustic designed it for pedestrian use, so park your motorcycle before crossing. Link (Translation) | Designer’s Website 

Sneak Peek #5: The Tunnel That Saved Bosnia

The Jan/Feb issue of mental_floss hits newsstands soon, so we’re continuing with our week-long preview of the magazine’s stories. While I have a vague understanding of the Bosnia-Serbia conflict, the truth is, I know very little about the history. But the story of this tunnel, which was dug under the house of middle-class family man [...]