Castle Bridge is the newest addition to the Finzels Reach development in Bristol, England. Stretching approximately 298 feet long, the elegant, S-shaped footbridge gracefully twists a path through the historic Avon waterway.
In 2015, Milan, Italy hosted Expo 2015, a universal exposition in which participating countries were invited to showcase their own individual achievements. The theme of the expo was “feeding the planet, energy for life,” and contributions to this theme focused on food and how technology, culture, tradition, and creativity is related to food security.
In November 2016, the Aura Boulevard Bridge finally opened for the public. The bridge, located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, was a $5 million investment that took a year to construct. The structure, which serves as a two-way bridge for cyclists, is the newest method of entry into Aura. Aura is one of Australia’s newest communities; the first in Australia to be built to the world’s highest sustainability standards. The construction of the bridge was a major step in the development of the community.
Although much of America’s infrastructure remains standing, many of the highways and bridges were not designed for life spans of over 40 to 50 years. Consequently, steel bridges all over the country are crumbling and/or corroding, posing a risk to users, as well as the environment.
Considered to be Japan’s greatest engineering feat, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge is the longest and tallest suspension bridge in the world. Although its inception stems from a tragic ferry accident, the engineers ensured that the bridge was to be safe, stable and would endure a long coating life-cycle before any maintenance was needed. In order to prevent corrosion from the coastal region on which the bridge is situated, as well as road salts during snow, the bridge’s metal surfaces were coated with a Lumiflon fluoropolymer topcoat.