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Sustainable Shipping Container Bridges

This Eco-Friendly Bridge is Also a Hot Spot for Tourists

— January 22, 2013 — Eco
The prototype for this eco-friendly bridge is just one of the many examples we have seen of shipping containers being used in sustainable architecture recently. The 'ECOntainer Bridge' design comes from Israeli architecture firm Yoav Messer and is planned to be under construction soon.

The bridge is set to link two sides of the river at the Ariel Sharon Park nature conserve. The park is known for its forward-thinking policies on environmental ecology and sustainability.

The bridge is a lightweight structure which will support pedestrians and light flows of vehicle traffic. One of the most exciting features of the bridge is that the containers allow for natural viewing points over the stunning park landscape. The beautiful colors of the environmentally friendly bridge also blend beautifully into the natural horizon.



Photo Credits: designboom
Trend Themes
1. Sustainable Architecture - The innovative use of shipping containers in sustainable architecture presents disruptive innovation opportunities for construction companies and urban planners.
2. Eco-tourism - Bridges like the ECOntainer Bridge demonstrate the potential for eco-tourism opportunities that prioritize sustainability and environmental protection.
3. Green Infrastructure - The use of sustainable materials and design in infrastructure projects, such as bridges, presents disruptive innovation opportunities for companies specializing in green construction.
Industry Implications
1. Construction - The use of innovative materials and sustainable design in construction presents opportunities for disruptive innovations that prioritize sustainability and environmental responsibility.
2. Tourism - Eco-tourism presents an opportunity for growth and disruption as more travelers seek out sustainable and responsible destinations and attractions.
3. Green Technology - Companies specializing in green technology and sustainable materials have an opportunity to disrupt traditional infrastructure industries by offering more environmentally-friendly solutions.
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