April 22, 2013
The megacity of Shanghai is known for its futuristic skyscrapers, booming population, and economic dominance—not for bucolic images of mountain ranges. Perhaps that is why we immediately thought of a twisting, looping roller coaster when we spotted this brand new bridge designed by Shanghai-based CA Group on psfk, which was meant to evoke the peaks of mountains not found in the region.
Making its way across a river, the bridge seems to echo the energy and motion of the world’s most populated city, rather than giving its residents a distant feeling of nature. The dynamic arches are visually striking, recalling that nervous, excited feeling of plunging down a colossal coaster. However, they also function to support the bridge’s infrastructure. See for yourself!