Largest Tensegrity Solar Powered Bridge

Oct 8, 2009
Outside Magazine

The world's largest tensegrity cycle and pedestrian bridge is now open in Brisbane, Queensland.  The tensegrity bridge, referring to the synergy between the bridge's tension and compression components, will provide access for 36,500 people over the river each month.  In addition, the bridge's 84 solar panels will provide 75-100% of the energy needed to power the bridge's LED lights, saving the city 37.8 tons of carbon emissions a year.  It is currently the largest tensegrity structure in existence.

--Alison Kelman

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