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The Tibetan Bridge, Claviere, Italy

Walk on the longest Tibetan Bridge in the world above the stunning Italian countryside. As a walking bridge with spaced steps, this bridge is not for the faint of heart. Once you start walking across this bridge, suspended over 30 meters (100 feet) above rocky terrain, make sure you will be able to finish the journey. For lovers of nature and adventure, its a definite item for your bucket list. The scenery from the bridge includes lush greenery, waterfalls, wildlife and flowing streams, all from a spectacular aerial view.

The bridge is suspended over the San Gervasio Gorge (Val di Susa) for almost 470 meters (1,540 feet) and in some places is almost 100 meters (330 feet) deep. The bridge has four ropes and a total of 1440 steel steps. There are a set of three bridges throughout the gorge that go between the towns of Claviere and Cesana Torinese in Italy. A way to travel the Italian countryside in an exciting and novel way.

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CHINA, Shinuizhai : Chinese tourists walk across a glass-bottomed suspension bridge in the Shinuizhai mountains in Pingjang county, Hunan province some 150 kilometers from Changsha on October 8, 2015. The bridge, originally a wooden walkway spanning some 300 meters across the 180-meter deep valley, reopened two weeks ago following renovations as a glass-bottomed tourist attraction. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE                        

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OLIVIER GROSSETETE       Pont de singe -for Tatton Park Biennial        

The subject was ” Flight ”    

Olivier writes -     This project builds on a previous piece entitled “Suspension Bridge, the passage” a model of floating bridge in the exhibition space, attached to helium balloons, thus taking literally the term “suspension bridge “. I like the idea that an object is supposed to connect two mobile space, questioning its usefulness. This bridge, floating symbol of all relationships, embodies the space surrounding its slight movements caused by our air movement.
For Tatton Park Biennial dedicated to flight, I wanted to start from the idea of “hanging bridge” for its evocative and poetic potential, but taking into account the constraints from the outside: the obligation to be securely stowed. So I reversed, with three large helium balloons, the curvature of a rope bridge suspended over a body of water.
The bridge built to scale 1 is potentially usable. It is theoretically capable of supporting the weight of a person.    Thanks Spencer Byles 

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