Heatherwick's Rolling Bridge

The Rolling Bridge was designed by the award-winning Heatherwick Studio, working with structural engineers SKM Anthony Hunts.

Installed in August 2004, the Rolling Bridge spans an inlet of the Grand Union Canal, towards the head of Paddington Basin

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+6 1. smi commented 289 days ago

Why do they need a rolling bridge there? Why not a normal fixed bridge? After all, there doesn't seem to be any boat traffic there for that small canal inlet.
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+5 2. ringmaster commented 288 days ago

The way it bends and roll out is inspired by nature. Lots of technology is based on what we see there.
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+7 3. flametamer commented 288 days ago

#1 I would guess it is there as art as much as a practical bridge. At about 35 sec. in the video, it looks like the canal is a dead end, or is a boat slip. I see no reason for the rolling bridge other than and art exhibit or as an engineering test.

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+4 4. Judge-Jake commented 288 days ago

Definitely a very flash bridge, perhaps they should have made the outside out of solar panels so that is was free powered.
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-7 5. lihugoj commented 288 days ago

my classmate's mom makes 81 an hour from home and she's been without work for 12 months but the previous month her payment was 17273 only working on the internet four hours a day.. check?????? http://www.ideashows.com ?????
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-1 6. Abdullah54 commented 288 days ago

Hmm, no caution or warning signs? Completeny unmanned? Could kill or trap someone!
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+2 7. Natan_el_Tigre commented 288 days ago

#6 I nominate the asshat(s) behind the "work from home" spam befouling Snotr. >:)
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-6 8. sigepaleh commented 288 days ago

like Curtis said I can't believe that any body can make $8668 in one month on the internet .
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+2 9. Burimi commented 288 days ago

#8 Can you ask Curtis to join Snotr?
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+1 10. Urmensch commented 287 days ago

I actually went to see this about 2 weeks ago, and having only heard it was a bridge that rolled up I was expecting something bigger.
Apparently they only roll it up about once a week or so to show the mechanism. The rest of the time it just remains left open / unrolled.

#3 The canal does continue on and about where you remark time-wise, 0:37 you can see a person walking from the left. If you walk down towards the building you can skirt that lock that the bridge spans and come back to the path, and then continue on along the canal. From the look of it, that lock seemed to be an original feature, with the bridge a later addition.
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+1 11. Bioman commented 287 days ago

#9 Curtis is at the swimming pool ::(|)
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-2 12. jukucez commented 285 days ago

my neighbor's sister in law makes 84 per hour from home and she has been unemployed for 9 months. the previous month her payment was 14805 just working on the internet four hours each day.. check out this link?????? http://www.ideashows.com ?????
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-2 13. rozodedo commented 284 days ago

Do you use a pay-pal ? because if you have you can add an additional 1800 weekly to your paycheck just working from home a few hours every day, check?????? http://www.ideashows.com ?????