This is a cool article about how cities are employing architects and engineers to create signature bridges, such as what we are doing here in Dallas, that not only make statements about the city itself but to exploit bridges as great monuments of design, to foster pride in the residents and promote themselves as a destination for tourists.
The lead image for the article is Dallas' own Santiago Calatrava designed Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge with one of the best photographs I have ever seen of the bridge! Clicking on "View original size" of the picture in the article enlarges it to a huge size with stunning clarity and sharpness ... you can see someone standing in their window at The House!
21 bridge images total are showcased in the article ...How Bridges Evolved Into Signifiers of Urban Identity
by Ella Thorns, ArchDaily.com, 2 November, 2017
Increasingly close collaboration between architects and engineers has caused an explosion in bridge design over the last few decades, resulting in structures that are both bold yet rational. As a result, cities have exploited bridges as great monuments of design, to foster pride in the residents and promote themselves as a destination for tourists. These ideas have inspired photographer Greig Cranna as he travels the world, capturing the elegance of today's bridge infrastructure.
Cranna has been documenting some of his stunning photography on Instagram, collating it over the past 20 months into a forthcoming book, Sky Architecture—The Transformative Magic of Today's Bridges. In capturing these entrancing structures, the photos show the impact of the bridges as an addition to the landscape and revel in their contemporary silhouettes and designs.
Full article: https://www.archdaily.com/882096/how-bridges-evolved-into-signifiers-of-urban-identity/?ad_medium=myarchdaily&ad_name=bookmark-show