A two-story bridge in China, is the surreal “Ruyi Bridge” which many believed was a fake. Even the well-known fact-checking site had to be mobilized Snopes to certify that yes, that wonder really exists and is not the product of some imaginative web visitor. In fact the doubt there was everything, to see that structure with sinuous lines, science fiction and surreal, so as to enter the list of legendary bridges in the world. Above all to consider in a mainstrem way how his was possible realization. And Snopes, who has always exposed hoaxes, had to capitulate: the Ruyi bridge is true and yes, “that bridge exists”.
A two-story bridge in China, the Ruyi “made of glass”
But what are we talking about? The Ruyi Bridge, in the valley surrounding the Chinese city of Taizhou, is long 100 meters. Attention, the work is mostly built in glass. Quesye its salient features, which make that bridge a true planetary unicum. To be that is that the bridge has the three platforms and undulating stairways that intersect each other, suspended over a chasm of 140 meters. Then glass as a material of massive use and finally its suggestive name that takes inspiration from a unique shape. It is called “Ruyi Bridge” because it was designed to look like a ruyi from above.
Who designed it and how many have already visited it
It is a curved decorative object that acts as a ceremonial scepter and symbolizing the power and luck in Chinese folklore. The bridge was designed by He Yunchang, an expert in steel structures who was also involved in the design of the famous “Bird’s Nest”, that is the national stadium ofi Beijing. The project is included in the category of great works to defeat the stop to GDP of 2020. And that structure has marked an extraordinary success in terms of visits. In fact, since its opening in September 2020, the Ruyi bridge has been visited by more than 200mila people, People who have made it one of the major attractions of the area.
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