Friday, 8 June 2012

Kurilpa Bridge #1


Of all of the bridges that span the Brisbane River, this is possibly the most controversial. The Kurilpa Bridge is a pedestrian and cycle bridge which cost A$63 million and it seems that either you like it or you don't. Personally I think it is a hideous jumble of metal and cables, and a ridiculous waste of money. It is the world's largest tensegrity bridge. This means that it produces a synergy between balanced tension and compression components to create a light structure that is incredibly strong. 


Come back again for a closer look.

5 comments:

Inner Artist said...

Ah, but see it from inside GoMA at an 'Up Late" i.e. at night, and you will change your mind :-)

Jim said...

Terrific light.

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

I quite liked it until you said $63 mill. And it doesn't even take cars?
You could do some pretty wicked yarn bombing on that sucker. Hmmm....

AL said...

Inner Artist: I still don't get it, in any light! But that is the joy and beauty of art that makes us all different.
Jim: Thanks...light on water is always good, and this was late afternoon.
Kirsty: Expensive walking, huh?

Steffe said...

That is a lot of money.