The catastrophic collapse of Washington State’s Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940 launched intensive research into the aerodynamics of bridge design. Now a team of South Korean scientists have identified a geometric structure that can better withstand the complicated aerodynamic forces at play—and they found their…
Do you know where the most sustainable foot bridges are? No, not in Germany, Costa Rica or the Nordic states, which are the greenest countries according to the GGEI (Global Green Economy Index) 2014, but in the Meghalaya state of northeastern India. We'll tell you why.
Bridges are the lifeblood of cities. They bring people and goods into towns, sustaining the vital center. But bridges are also a major engineering feat, and towering works of beauty. Here are some of the world's most inspirational bridges.
Here's a new candidate for the world's most precarious school commute. Sorry, two-day Chinese mountaineering expedition.
From the annals of moving large objects come two stories, one of a rock, the other a bridge.
If cleanliness is next to godliness, then I can't help but think God must like 1980's Hugo-winning novel, The Fountains of Paradise, by Arthur C. Clarke — even if it's all about getting in His face.
Fluttering is usually reserved for fans, flags, and Nicolas Cage's coats during action movies. Under the right conditions, though, it's good for more than just window-dressing. Find out how flutter can be a force of nature....
The University of Limerick in Ireland needed to expand across the River Shannon, so they decided to it with this strangely inverted bridge that looks something like a centipede. No, it's not an homage to China Mieville — it's a futuristic five-span bridge designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, the guys who are making…
If any real city on our planet can claim an active stake in creating the urban landscape of the future, it's probably Dubai. Artificial islands arranged in the shape of the world? Check. The world's only seven-star hotel? Check. And in 2012, it will also become home to the largest, tallest arch bridge ever.