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    This Bridge Is Made From Nothing But 22,000 Sheets of Paper

    This Bridge Is Made From Nothing But 22 000 Sheets of
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    No glue. No cables. No steel reinforcements. British artist Steve Messam has installed a weight-bearing bridge across a stream in the UK's Lake District using about 22,000 sheets of bright red paper (+ slideshow). It’s called PaperBridge, commissioned by the Lakes Culture tourism organisation.  First, an arched plywood form was placed between the two supports, enabling the blocks to be stacked in position across the river. A 1.5-degree wedge was placed between each block and the final wedge was hammered into the apex to create the correct compression along the bottom edge, before the wooden former was removed. The bridge is held in place entirely by compression; no glue or other fixings are used. As you can see, the finished product—which will be removed and recycled after today—is more than strong enough to support its own weight. And the weight of at least a couple rubber booted-humans, dogs, and children, too. More pics after more.








    Via gizmodo, dezeen

    By Ben on Tue May 19 2015
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