Sunday, 12 October 2014

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton suspension bridge spans across 412 meter gap, it's a construction which can link to our assignment, the bridge uses suspension as the name suggest, it spans across a long distance without any arch or any kind of support from the bottom.

The bridge suspension has two points of origin, one at each end. The tower like structure sends down the chains, down to the centre and then up to the other end. I could see how this design could come in handy if we were to redo the assignment, it's defiantly an option. Although with the use of materials we were given it'll be pretty difficult to make, the towers are made out of stone, our set of given materials doesn't consist of anything that heavy.