Thursday, 4 March 2010

Curling Bridge

Not sure if you remember this bridge which we saw last May?
I was reminded of it as I saw that a Meccano model of it had been made for this year's modelling exhibition at Alexandra Palace.
So, I've found out a bit more about it...
It's in the Paddington Basin of the Grand Union Canal (we knew that), and was designed by Thomas Heatherwick as a prototype pedestrian bridge. Opened in 2004, it's made of wood and steel, in 8 triangular sections and is 12 meters long when extended. The manufacturers were the Littlehampton welding Factory and it is "rolled up" every Friday at noon.
In 2006 Thomas Heatherwick won the award "British Designer of the Year" for this bridge.
There you go.

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