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Olivier Grossetête's Pont de Singe takes the term "suspension bridge" quite literally.  Designed for the Tatton Park Biennial, the project is dedicated to flight.  Three large helium balloons suspend a curving rope bridge over a body of water.  Replacing the standard bearings with balloons abstracts laws of gravity and questions our perception.  The influence of wind on the balloons can make the experience exciting, or even threatening.  However, if built to scale, the bridge possesses the potential to be usable.  Located among the lilies in a Japanese garden, the ends of the bridge emerge from the water, giving it a fairytale-like feel.

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Tags: Olivier Grossetête, Pont de Singe, United Kingdom, architect, architecture, art, bridge

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Comment by Ary Laszlo on May 9, 2014 at 2:21am

Astonishing! 

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