architecture
So-Called Experts Warn Against Building a Sea Bridge Over a Bomb Dump

The prime minister has been in the news for suggesting we build a literal bridge with part of the union, this time reviving the old notion of linking Scotland to Northern Ireland via a 20 mile crossing over the Irish Sea that would demonstrate that the UK of today definitely has the ability to pay the Chinese to build something for us. Read More >>

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MIT Confirms a Bridge Leonardo da Vinci Designed 500 Years Ago Was an Ancient Engineering Marvel

Some 500 years after his death, researchers are still discovering just how talented and brilliant Leonardo da Vinci was. Architects and civil engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology used a 3D printer to create a replica of a bridge da Vinci designed, but never built. To their surprise, not only did it work, but it would have also revolutionized bridge design five centuries ago. Read More >>

architecture
Rail Bosses Plan Forth Bridge Climbing Tours

Network Rail is after the influencer pound, and is planning for a future when boyfriends take photos of their girlfriends' bottoms right atop the legendary structure of the Forth Bridge. Read More >>

architecture
Exeter Redevelopment Steals London’s Disastrous Garden Bridge Idea

The chosen local architects assisting the council in redeveloping Exeter have borrowed the idea of the "garden bridge" that plagued London for a year or two, as part of a 20-year plan to make Exeter a... place. Read More >>

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Try to Watch an SUV Cross This Terrifying Siberian Bridge Without Having a Panic Attack

So there’s less than a zero per cent chance that I’ll ever try crossing this 1,640-foot test of bravery in Siberia. It looks like it could instantly collapse under the weight of just a single snowflake. Read More >>

cars
Electric Cars Could Escape Bridge Tolls – Until They Become Popular

Loads of old people who make decisions within the UK city of Southampton's council department could make a monumental change to the nation's road rules next week, when they rule on whether or not to allow electric cars free passage over a toll bridge. Read More >>

transport
London’s Newest Bridge Plan Doesn’t Involve Trees or Joanna Lumley

London's transport authority has revealed a plan for a new pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the Thames, and this one's free from controversial celebrity endorsement, private money and locked gates at night. Read More >>

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Watch 245 People Jump and Swing Off a Bridge Like a Giant Dangling Snake

No longer confined by the limitations of a printed book, the Guinness Book of World Records has infinitely expanded to include almost every kind of questionable achievement humanity can attempt. Even grabbing 244 friends, jumping off a bridge, and swinging by a rope is enough to gain you pseudo-fame—at least until 246 people try the same thing. Read More >>

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This Fake Cracking Effect On a 3,800-Foot High Glass Skywalk Might Be the Meanest Prank Ever

Modern materials engineering allows us to build what looks like precarious glass skywalks perched thousands of feet off the ground. They’re completely safe, but knowing that doesn’t make them any less terrifying to traverse—especially when the glass skywalk you’re on uses transparent LCD screens to make it look like it’s about to shatter and collapse. Read More >>

cars
Scotland’s New Bridge Closes… For Opening

Scotland's new Queensferry Crossing road traffic bridge is to close this weekend, but it's not broken or anything. The cars are being made to go away again so that people can enjoy a walk over the 1.7 mile river bridge. Read More >>

architecture
Leeds Wants a Mile-Long Park on a Viaduct

The city of Leeds has got its eye on one of those floating urban walkways that New York has, with a local group suggesting that the disused, mile-long Holbeck Viaduct would be substantially lovelier than it is now were it to be turned from an abandoned relic into a lovely floating park. Read More >>

london
Garden Bridge Should Be Uprooted, Says Brutal New Report

The PR disaster that is London's Garden Bridge has hit the headlines again today after Dame Margaret Hodge's newly-released report stated it should be cancelled outright. Read More >>

transport
Collapsing Old Bridges are the New Tutting About Potholes

The UK's scenic collection of old bridges is in danger of becoming the nation's new infrastructure disgrace and source of outrage, as our thousands of heritage river crossings are in danger of falling apart unless we hire a fleet of bricklayers to fix them all up. Read More >>

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How Old Bridges Are Turned into Turntables

There’s a crap ton of steel in broken down bridges and some of that steel gets repurposed into things like turntables. It’s already fun to imagine a land-connecting structure being re-used for an instrument for sound, but it’s even cooler to see the whole melty metal process of it all. Read More >>

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London’s Garden Bridge in Peril as Mayor Halts Works

London mayor Sadiq Khan may well be about to bring the controversial public/private Garden Bridge to an abrupt halt, as he's ordered some initial structural planning work to be put on hold pending new calculations on whether additional taxpayer money might be needed to make the project happen. Read More >>