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The Bridge of Peace, Tbilisi, Georgia 
Monday 28 Jun 2010
 
Peace offering 
 
Ivane Goliadze 
 
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01/11/13 Sergey Alekseev, Saint Petersburg
A new type of suspension bridge with a large span- http://blog.dp.ru/post/5191/
I think that, this type of suspension bridges could be called a "green bridge" judging by the favorable opportunities in the construction of such a bridge - substantial reducing the amount of materials (cement and reinforcing steel), which are now being spent at the device numerous concrete supports and pylons for modern large-span bridges. And after all, the production of cement and steel production - are not only energy intensive, but also extremely environmentally unfriendly.
Progress does not stand still; the use of new materials and technologies gives amazing results, if at the same time we are able in bridge construction to refuse some of up old patterns of thinking )). I think that this method will allow us to close the spans of 200-500 meters suspension bridge even today.
Sorry for the minor inconvenience to read my article. For example, this is easily one can done with an automatic interpreter Google - http://translate.google.com/
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29/06/10 Niki, London
Beautiful! I love seeing a multitude of disciplines coming together to create spectacular pieces of architecture from functional engineering. It reminds me of Gehry technologies' Yas Hotel canopy.
 

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New bridge in Tbilisi, Georgia, connects the nation's history with the present day 

Straddling the Mtkvari river in Tbilisi, Georgia, is an arresting new pedestrian bridge, courtesy of Italian architect Michel De Lucchi and French lighting director Philippe Martinaud. The structure is composed of glass and iron connecting Old Tbilisi with the new district, and boasts a 150m canopy roof of steel and glass. Officially opened on 6th May this year, the bridge was ordered by the city hall of Tbilisi in an effort to create a contemporary design feature to put the capital on the architectural map.

The bridge provides a unique view of the Metekhi Church and Narikala Fortress to one side, and Baratashvili Bridge and President Residence to the other. More than a simple river crossing, The Bridge of Peace possesses an interactive light display system. 30,000 LEDs and 240 sensors installed within the structure convey specific messages, scrolled across the two parapets of the bridge every hour. The universal messages are relayed in Morse code and signify the human elements according to the Mendeleiev table. Martinaud explains: “I so wanted to symbolise Man by what establishes him organically, physiologically: the chemical elements of the human body. This message celebrates life and peace between people.” The result is such that the shimmering structure takes on an almost biological form – a marine creature undulating across the river.

At the opening of the bridge in May, the Georgian president, Mikheil Saakashvili announced: “This bridge is a symbol of Georgia’s way from the past to the better future. This is a bridge between Georgia’s great history and the present times. This bridge also embodies the most important thing in the concept and style of our governance - transparency, mobility, purposefulness and modernity that conforms with the contemporary world.”

Sian Disson
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