Friday, October 23, 2009

We see THE Bridge in action

Cognicenti of Paddington will know what this is.
The famous roll up bridge, which we are moored right next to. For the first time, we were on hand today when they gave it its weekly test/ demo. Here we go










A simple set of hydraulic pistons curls it up like a caterpillar. Very elegant I think. It's more of an architectural showpiece than a necessary object, but people turn up at noon on Fridays to watch.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love it! Like the bridge in 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' that unfurls.
-carrie

VallyP said...

Wow! That's really something! I've never seen anything like it. Special!