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 St. Petersburg into a domed city.

The centipede legs will house modern art displays.

Wilkinson Eyre main page via Dezeen