Movable Footbridge in London Opens and Closes Like a Hand Fan

October 13, 2014 | in Architecture

The architects of Knight Architects, together with the engineers of AKT II developed and put into operation an original pedestrian bridge in London’s Paddington. The main feature of the bridge is the fact that it operates as a hand fan.

The bridge consists of five steel beams that go up and down one by one, creating the hand fan effect. The first beam is raised to an angle of 70 degrees. The total length of the bridge is about 20 meters, and it was design this way to allow passing of vessels through the channel.

Movable Footbridge in London Opens and Closes Like a Hand Fan

Movable Footbridge in London Opens and Closes Like a Hand Fan

Movable Footbridge in London Opens and Closes Like a Hand Fan

Movable Footbridge in London Opens and Closes Like a Hand Fan

Movable Footbridge in London Opens and Closes Like a Hand Fan

Movable Footbridge in London Opens and Closes Like a Hand Fan

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