Interesting bridge

Rolling bridge is a unique design by Thomas Heatherwick. When activated, this simple footbridge transforms itself, snake like, into a perfect octagon -- rather resembling a hamster wheel.

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1. G7Pro 5 years ago

Well pretty cool, but why? are there toy ships that need to navigate through that channel of water?

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2. nubidu 5 years ago

Goosh it's slow.

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3. avionn 5 years ago

#2 i agree way to slow 8-) i have the attention span of a squirrl >:) :(|)

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4. Comment rated too low. Show this comment MakeTnotWar 5 years ago

Yeah it's totally boring.
Just Stonehenge is more boring. What are those stupid stones good for? They don't even move.

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5. eddie2042 5 years ago

ok guys it may not have a purpose and it may be slow, but it's one fine piece of engineering :)

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6. Comment rated too low. Show this comment patriotaus 5 years ago

engineering stand point i suppose, but looks useless to me but i may just be utilitarian

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7. chance 5 years ago

*rolls it into the water*

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8. alexnader 5 years ago

Guys, i think that what we're missing here is what women call an "artistic perspective".
Basically it's just meant to be pretty; which we don't really get, but hey, who cares.

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9. loki95531 5 years ago

My first thought was I wonder how hard it would be to roll it to another spot on the channel as a joke but I figure it is well anchored to the ground. It is very slow but cool also.

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10. wyvern1978 5 years ago

"quick the barbarians are coming raise the draw bridge!!"

"oh shit never mind they made it!!"

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11. aziwa 5 years ago

any ideas how its actuated?

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12. dvh 5 years ago

omg, it's Dharma initiative

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13. vgsr 5 years ago

if it would be going faster it might smack the people off the edge on the other side like a whip when its becoming a bridge.
Beside its just art. i dont think art needs another purpose than beeing interesting.

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14. rubi 5 years ago

"In 2005, the bridge won the British Structural Steel Design Award." wow oO

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15. Woll 5 years ago

Please tell me that I'm not the only one that thinks the first half of the clip looks like a bridge getting a hard-on.

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16. Chucky 5 years ago

@#15 Nah, just you Woll (ya bridge-perv!) ;)

It only curls up at 12:00 on a friday, so it's clearly to stop the staff getting an early finish for the weekend.

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17. NoNameMcGee 5 years ago

#16 great explanation. :D

By the time the bridge curls up the boat TRYING to get through can sail around the world and back.... 2 times, to still make it on the other side of the bridge.

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18. sselfless 5 years ago

sOoOoOoO SlOoOoOoOw ! This is the land of the internets, speed it up!

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19. sselfless 5 years ago

i like robots. :)

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20. LightAng3l 5 years ago

I have seen this bridge before ... in that video a woman bent over and the bridge had an erection >:)

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21. Sizzlik (admin) 5 years ago

for me it looks like a mechanical way do describe how it looks when a man gets a boner^^

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22. 95731 5 years ago

i think its closed on the other side of the bridge during dose days

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23. matisse808 5 years ago

This clip reveals the dangers existant when a simple mind comes up with a simple image of a simple wheel uncoiling to become simply flat . . .wait . . . here it comes . . . WOW a bridge, then reverse-engineered to become something called "art," which required who knows how many thousands of pounds of money belonging to . . . I hope not the public, because this is neither art nor engineering. >:)

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24. CrazyEddie 2 years ago

I have no idea why I watched this.