David Sucher argues that France's spectacular new bridge is not just a feat of engineering -- it's architecture
"...I'd suggest that it qualifies as architecture, maybe even top-notch architecture..."
Brian Micklethwait wonders about the reason
for building the bridge:
"Economically it looks crazy to me. A few more curves on the road and they could surely have saved themselves billions."
Most of the photosgraphs I have seen of the bridge showcase its elegant structural beauty against a dramatic landscape. The photos of the bridge's slender towers soaring up from a fog-shrouded valley are indeed spectacular. As opposed to photos that focus on the bridge's form, Brian also linked to a photograph that shows the function of the bridge. It is a photograph of the bridge from the air during construction and it shows the terrain over which the bridge spans.
Here are both photos together, each illustrating a different aspect of the bridge. Source: Times OnlineSource: France from the Air
Abhijeet Chavan is co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of Planetizen.