Aug 24, 2010

Flying Drawbridge - Slauerhoffbrug.

Slauerhoffbrug also known as the 'Flying Drawbridge', is located in the city of Leeuwarden in Netherlands. The roadway of this fully automatic bascule bridge is 15m by 15m; its painted in yellow and blue, the colors representative of Leeuwarden's flag. It uses two extending hands to actually lift the section of road up and out of the way to let boats through. It stops the vehicular moment on the road for a short while as it can quickly and efficiently be raised and lowered from one pylon (instead of hinges). A simple, but unusual and elegant design. Pretty amazing!

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