An Amazing Folding Sailboat Bridge May Come to This Country...

Revolving Solar Sail bridge
Revolving Solar Sail bridge | © Margot Krasojević Architects

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A new flexible, sailing bridge may be coming to Ordos City in China.

Revolving Solar Sail bridge

Margot Krasojević Architects announced a new design proposal today for a hydraulic floating bridge to cross China’s Wulanmulun River. The design is an innovative take on the folding bridge concept and can actually sail around the river to different destination points.

The bridge’s mobility would be made possible by sails made from lightweight aluminum, carbon fiber reinforced polymer and three flexible walkways that span across the river. According to the release, the main floating section of the bridge gives buoyancy to the expandable walkways, and a second “hydraulic telescopic secondary structure supports the pedestrian walkway.”

Revolving Solar Sail bridge
Revolving Solar Sail bridge

The revolving pedestrian bridge “folds into multiple sections that stack into each other,” and can be “sailed into any location along the river or permanently positioned using Caisson foundations which are floated and sunk into position.” The sails have another function beyond utility: when lowered, they also act as a canopy for pedestrians in the seated area.

Revolving Solar Sail bridge
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