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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Kurilpa Bridge: Brisbane

The Kurilpa Bridge is a pedestrian and bike bridge that crosses the Brisbane River and links the northern CBD (Tank St) to Kurilpa Point in South Brisbane. The bridge is a tensegrity structure based on principles popularised by Buckminster Fuller. Indeed it is the largest tensegrity structure in the world and in 2011 was judged World Transport Building of the Year at the World Architecture festival.

At night the bridge shimmers through a rainbow of lighting effects.

By day it feels like you are walking through a 19th century shipping dock.

This is a Sunday Bridges Post. Click here for Louis's San Francisco based meme.

16 comments:

  1. It looks like a mass of confusion at night. But it must be great to walk through.

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  2. This seems to o amazing to be true...though I know i am not just imagining it. What an awesome structure and the idea of the different colors on it is superb. I am SO glad you included it this week. I am going to have to go and read more about it and hopefully find more picture of it. genie

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  3. I like your interpretation of the structure.

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  4. I've never seen this bridge Mark but it's certainly picturesque with the changing colours and your capture of the vivid blue is quite spectacular..

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  5. Brissie is certainly doing interesting things at the river side.

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  6. The first picture is really the most compelling of the three. The other two are a bit messy. Thanks for showing.

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  7. Cool bridge, especially at night.

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  8. Wow, that's an elaborate pedestrian bridge! The tensegrity structure is fascinating, thanks for pointing that out.

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  9. Fun to see it with the cool, blue lights, Mark!

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  10. What an interesting structure and beautiful night time lighting. Were I ever in Brisbane it would be on my "must see" list.

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  11. Well that is one amazing bridge. Love the idea of walking through a jumble of masts during the day a very clever idea.

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  12. All your photos are good, but the first one is sheer delight

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  13. Wow..love that! It looks a lot like the rigging of a sailing ship...

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  14. Fabulous nighttime shot in the first image - and altogether fascinating reading! «Louis» did not know about this aspect of Fuller.

    «Louis» thanks you for this fine contribution to Sunday Bridges.

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  15. Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.

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