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Old 01-27-2014, 09:38 PM   #1
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January 27, 2014: Swedish pedestrian bridge is beautifully lit



Via My Modern Metropolis comes the tale of Europe's longest pedestrian bridge and how it's now lit:
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Sölvesborgsbron, or Sölvesborg Bridge, is Europe's longest pedestrian bridge, spanning over 2,480 feet. Located in Sweden, the bridge connects the small town of Sölvesborg with a new modern housing district across the bay. Wanting to further enhance the already impressive design, Swedish design firm Ljusarkitektur in collaboration with lighting company Lumenpulse has just finished outfitting the entire structure with a system of color changing LED fixtures.

Mounted on the outside of the structure, each module works to highlight the bridge's suspension cables and three iconic arches that together took over 150 tons of steel to make. To dampen the direct brightness from the lights, deep glare shields were constructed by the firm that aid in lessening glare, but also help to hide the source of the light. Different color sequences have even been programmed into the LEDs so that their colors change with with the progressing year. The overall effect, especially when seen in tandem with the reflection of the water, is an absolutely stunning display that perfectly accentuates the bridge's unique design.


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Old 01-27-2014, 10:32 PM   #2
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:25 AM   #3
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Looks pretty neat. I just cringe at the further light pollution bleaching any remaining bit of nature's glory.



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Old 01-28-2014, 05:45 AM   #4
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I'm with you on light pollution generally, we have a state sandpile here which is an absolute horror of unshielded lighting on a once dark skyline, but as far North as they are Swedes really need light in their lives.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:15 AM   #5
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That is a point I hadn't considered.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:30 AM   #6
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I don't know, I'd say the design was fairly pedestrian...
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:32 AM   #7
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I don't know, I'd say the design was fairly pedestrian...
Take a walk!
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:59 PM   #8
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i wonder who's footfootfooting the electricity bill? Maybe the taxpayers need to toe the line?
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Old 01-29-2014, 02:17 PM   #9
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Well it is a pedestrian bridge after all.
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Old 01-29-2014, 03:38 PM   #10
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Has anyone else noticed the light-painted trees?
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Old 01-30-2014, 06:34 AM   #11
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Has anyone else noticed the light-painted trees?

I thought they were just bioluminescent trees.
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Old 01-30-2014, 04:32 PM   #12
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How far from Chernoble?
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:04 AM   #13
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The Smithsonian has a stainless steel, methinks, tree outside in one of the gardens. It is very cool in a weird sort of way. I'm into more natural stuff, but this drew me in makes me think of the trees above.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:40 PM   #14
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Neat. No leaves to rake.
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:36 AM   #15
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Be a lot more impressive with leaves..
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