Ireland's "Living Bridge"

 - Mar 17, 2008
References: dezeen
This is the Living Bridge in the Limerick Republic of Ireland. It was created by London-based architects Wilkinson Eyre.

The bridge, which was finished in November 2007, crosses the river Shannon in five spans. The deck was built so that its width fluctuates along the length of the whole structure to allow for the accommodation of resting places and public art displays.

"The design grows from the site, an organic response to a natural environment," says Dezeen. "A curvaceous deck sweeps across the Shannon and its embankments in five spans between strategically located support locations. The impression is both of a single crossing but also of a series of bridges jumping from pier to pier, like stepping-stones."