The innovative bridge designs just keep on coming — one that stands out is the proposed trampoline bridge over the Siene River. This particular one is actually a bridge installation, in which French installation artist Olivier Grossetête lifted a featherweight bridge with three large helium-filled balloons at the Japanese garden in Tatton Park, UK. If you’re worried about safety — don’t worry, this is not a bridge that is actually meant to be walked on!
Grossetête’s structure is a folly of design and engineering: a featherweight bridge designed for contemplation rather than function, emanating from and leading to the water, held aloft by three helium-filled balloons. The work recalls the power of daydreams and their ability to transform reality.
-Tatton Park officials
Entitled Pont de Singe, Grossetête has added an element of whimsy and fancy that reflects the architecture and atmosphere of the surrounding park. Designed for contemplation rather than function, we believe the work successfully succeeds in recalling “the power of daydreams and their ability to transform reality.”
What do you think of this bridge installation?