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From Constantly Curved Bridges to Traffic-Slowing Structures

 - Mar 18, 2014
Developments in modern architecture have led to some forward-thinking bridge designs in every shape and size. From curved constructions to others inspired by insects, architects are turning to a number of sources for their next big feat in building redesign.

The Olhafen Bridge for example was designed with pedestrian safety in mind. Its modern look encourages users to stick to the main path and avoid deviating too far from the cemented area. Oil tanks stand nearby, which was why safety was such an important part of this project. Another slightly more costly design is the Dragon Bridge located in Da Nang, Vietnam, which boasts fire at various intervals. At a cost of $85 million for the bridge designs, it better belch fire considering the expense!