Paper Bridge

Environmental artist Steve Messam has built a weight-bearing bridge out of sheets of poppy-red paper, over a small creek, in the middle of the English countryside. That’s right. 22,000 sheets of large square paper were carefully stacked over a temporary wood frame, creating enough compression so that the paper bridge could be entirely self-supporting – no glue, staples or screws. Just the way the Romans did it! After the installation was completed earlier this month, thousands of people (and animals) have since traversed it. Honestly, wow.

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(via This Is Colossal & DesignBoom

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20 Comments

  1. Fee wrote:

    What an amazing piece of art, wow!

    Love,
    Fee / Floral-Fascination.com

    5.21.15
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  2. Ceydi Julissa Zavala Paz wrote:

    This is so beautiful and a little hard to believe, only wish I could see other animals crossing it.

    5.21.15
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  3. Prudence Yeo wrote:

    The red paper bridge looks absolutely stunning and it’s amazing that it can withstand heavy weight too!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    5.21.15
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  4. Illango wrote:

    This looks wonderful! Paper is a really strong material – as far as I know Chinese made paper armor.

    5.21.15
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  5. Louise wrote:

    Wow this is epic!! Art and engineering collide to produce something surreal

    http://thefacelessstyle.blogspot.com

    5.22.15
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  6. Sgeede wrote:

    Wow, didn’t know that paper was this strong.
    Thanks a lot for sharing!


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    5.22.15
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  7. ali wrote:

    Vay, kağıt bu güçlü. Olduğunu bilmiyordum

    5.22.15
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  8. ali wrote:

    Wow this is epic!! Art and engineering collide to produce something surreal
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    5.22.15
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  9. ali wrote:

    only wish I could see other animals crossing it.

    http://www.urfa.com/anasayfa

    5.22.15
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  10. ali wrote:

    This is so beautiful and a little hard to believe

    http://www.urfa.com/anasayfa

    5.22.15
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  11. caroline wrote:

    What an amazing sculpture/bridge! I think it looks really stunning in the middle of nowhere!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

    5.22.15
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  12. Very original design in this environment, we love the red color there!

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    5.23.15
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  13. Muhammed wrote:

    This looks wonderful! Paper is a really strong material – as far as I know Chinese made paper armor.

    http://urfa.com/anasayfa

    5.23.15
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  14. María wrote:

    This is so cute!
    Lots of love, xx

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    5.23.15
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  15. LIKE <3

    7.10.15
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  16. very good

    8.13.15
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  17. The bridge looks very nice. It’s impressive.

    12.19.16
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