World’s Strangest

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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 

Mystery of dogs leaping from ’suicide’ bridge

At least 50 dogs have mysteriously jumped to their deaths from Overtoun Bridge in Scotland. Over the last 50 years dozens of pet dogs have leapt from …

The Missing Links: T.Hanks A Lot

Trampoline Bridge! Oh. My. God. Trampoline Bridge. Tram. Po. Line. Bridge. That makes me feel like this. Speaking of The Simpsons… * Happy 55th Birthday, Dan Castellaneta Celebrate the birth of the voice of Homer Simpson by discovering four Simpsons controversies that didn’t end in lawsuits. * T.Hanks for the Great Costume Ideas This clip from The Colbert Report is [...]

Bouncy Bridge

Now this is a fun way to cross a river! The conceptual Bouncy Bridge is the brainchild of the architect firm AZC. It’s definitely the most in-seine-ly fun way to cross the Seine: An inflatable bridge equipped with giant trampolines, dedicated to [...]

Monstrous, Angelic, Unusual Bridge Sculptures

“QUANTUM SHOT” #801 Link – article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams Monstrous, Angelic or Just Plain Weird – Unusual Bridge Sculptures, Part One There are bridges in every country, all over the world, each one serving a very functional purpose, so it’s nice to know that some of the [...]

Armchair Field Trip: Iowa’s Stonehenge

Have you ever wanted to speed across a bridge that’s half a mile long and 13 stories in the air, pretending you’re in Tron? Yeah, me too. Good news: the next time you’re in Madrid, Iowa, you totally can. But before we get to Tron, we have to go back a few years. Hundreds of years [...]

Slauerhoffbrug: The Bridge That Looks Like It’s Flipping Pancakes

Betcha never seen a bridge like this one: the Slauerhoffbrug (Slauerhoff Bridge) in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, uses two arms to swing a section of the road in and out of place to let ships [...]

11 Cool bridges from around the world

1. The Moses Bridge, Neverthlands Designed by architecture group RO & AD, The Moses Bridge is constructed out of Accoya wood, a hi-tech wood that is supposedly harder and more durable than some of the best tropical woods. It is treated with a nontoxic anti-fungal coating to maintain its split-the-water functionality. 2. Da Vinci Bridge, Norway A bridge [...]

The Fearless Wonders

The following is an article from Uncle John’s Heavy Duty Bathroom Reader. How Mohawk “skywalkers” came to build New York’s skyscrapers. THE FEARLESS WONDERS St. Lawrence Bridge 1886 In 1886 the Dominion Bridge Company (DBC) of Canada was hired to build a cantilever railroad bridge across the St. Lawrence River near Montreal. The north end of the bridge lay [...]

Slovakia Plans to Name a Bridge after Chuck Norris

Slovakia is cleverly and inexpensively rendering its border with Austria completely impregnable. How? It’s naming a bridge at a border crossing after action movie hero Chuck Norris: The actor’s work has become a popular source of kitschy fun among Slovaks and a mainstay for local jokes about macho strength and invincibility. [...] The voting will run until [...]