January 06, 2005
Another nice bridge

Regulars here will know that I collect bridges. So, here's a rather pretty one, this being one of a number of pictures that appear here. That's right: Eton. I found it while concocting this posting.

EtonFootbridge.jpg

Why I was younger I too had a brief phase playing with objects like this, although on a smaller scale. Hyperbolic paraboloid was what my things were called, although the maths at the end of that link remains utterly foreign to me. My things, like the bridge also looks, were constructed entirely of straight lines, but were pleasingly curved.

Which makes me suspect that this bridge was probably built by Etonians. It looks like a boy thing.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 01:01 AM
Category: DesignEducation