Bridge Design Concept | Modern Style


While thinking up architectural designs for a short film set in the future, I came up with this design for a bridge. I do admit it’s a bit overkill with the tall tension support, but I was going for an a-symmetrical design.
If you have suggestions to make it seem less OP, please leave a comment!
(I’m not an actual architect, but I like to dabble in designs, so if it looks really not practical from an architectural standpoint, I’d love to hear about it!)

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What is the meaning of this “OP”?

Over Powered haha

That’s what I thought, but then I thought it might be “out of place”.

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Don’t know much about bridges but I think you might be breaking implicit suspension bridge laws is why is looks odd.
Well, the first is that they do not usually appear asymmetrical, but I like your idea for the future theme.
The main one, I thought is that there is no overlap in the supports/tethers. Normally they would meet in the middle, but with one higher maybe meet 3/4 along the bridge.

Actually I found one like yours: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-10-02/long-beach-gerald-desmond-bridge.

Oh cool! thanks for sharing the link!

Robin,
I am an architect and there have been a number of recent cool bridge designs (both built and proposed) that would be considered similar in style to what you modeled. Yours is very nice, if I were to nitpick I would say the oval horizontal connection supported by the cables is a little too thick and wide, could perhaps be a little more “streamlined”.

I like how you presented it as though it is a real life handcrafted model (except floating!). feature-68-Calatrava_2

This is my first post, let’s see if these photos show up:

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Thank you! those are some really neat designs. And I agree the horizontal section is a bit thick. Thank you for the comment!