Suspension Bridges are one of the most reliable types of bridges used for transportation. Their complex structure and unique design gives them the ability to move and adapt to different circumstances. Similar to a wind sculpture, their kinetic movement is generated by the wind. The bridge’s intricate assembly embodies a commendable ingenuity. It’s distinctive configuration represents an eccentric form of art, in addition to an impressive performance. Their flexibility grants the bridge with extra stability, allowing it to accommodate heavy weight and excessive winds. Suspension cables play a huge role in the bridges stunning appearance, as well as thier function and dependability.
In addition to automobiles passing over, the people walking over adds another kinetic feature to the bridges
These bridges symbolize stability, as they are able to adapt in our ever-evolving society, making them one of the most efficient inventions, as well as an admired architectural beauty. These kinetic works of art are considered iconic, as the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most popular landmarks in the United States. The Brooklyn Bridge was built in 1883, making it one of the oldest suspension bridges, along with being the first steel wire suspension bridge ever built. In 1964 it was declared a National Historic Landmark.
Another prominent bridge in New York would be the Manhattan Bridge. Opened in 1909, the bridge crosses over the East River in the New York City to connect Manhattan to Brooklyn. It was admired for its unique design and was used as a model for many of its bridges of its time. It has an upper level with four lanes, two for each roadway, and a lower level with three lanes to meets the needs of subways, walkers and bikers. The entrance was designed with a triumphal arch and colonnade, which is a Neo-classical style commonly used in Roman structures.
Another impressive suspension bridge would be the Newport Bridge. The bridges teal-blue color compliments the deep-blue Narragansett Bay water that it crosses over. Located in Rhode Island, among Aquidneck Island and Conanicut Island, connecting the city of Newport to the town of Jamestown. It’s construction in 1969 costed a total of $54,742,000 to complete. It was given it’s official title in 1992, after the United States Senator Claiborne Pell. This suspension bridge has about 27,000 vehicles drive over it each day, as it is a major key in the everyday commute of many locals
Solar Reflection wind sculpture & the Newport Bridge in Rhode Island