Recycled Paper Bridge

Have a look at artist Steve Messam’s latest installation commissioned by Lakes Culture in the Lake District National Park in the UK.  Messam has created a temporary, recyclable bridge made out of 20,000 sheets of red paper. Eyecatching or what?

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Messam hasn’t used any adhesive or fixings to keep the paper bridge intact. Instead, his structure relies on traditional architectural principles that are local to the area to keep his bridge standing. Even though it’s only paper, the bridge is apparently strong enough for people to walk over. So if you find yourself in the area this weekend, give it a try.

Recycle all you can to preserve our trees!

 

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