Bridge Designed To Make Drivers Slow Down & Enjoy The View
One bridge in Uruguay is making head waves round the world!
The Laguna Garzon Bridge, constructed by New York-based, Uruguayan architect Rafael
Viñoly, is arranged as a ring shaped figure that divides both sides of the circle as one-way streets for drivers going in either direction. Why is round and not straightforward like most bridges? So that these drivers can slow down and take in the breathtaking view!
"The concept of the Puente Laguna Garzon was to transform a traditional vehicular crossing into an event that reduces the speed of the cars, to provide an opportunity to enjoy panoramic views to an amazing landscape and at the same time create a pedestrian place in the center," Viñoly explained to Dezeen Magazine.
And more than vehicles will be coming this bridge’s way! According to Argentinian real-estate
developer Eduardo Constantini who invested $10 million in the $11 million project, the Laguna
Garzon Bridge will also act a tourist attraction, observation deck and fishing spot.
"It is an iconic architectural piece that will be a catalytic factor in driving the development of
Rocha's coastline," the developer said in an email statement to Tech Insider. "Just 35 percent of the stretch between the two lagoons can be developed and 50 percent must be devoted to green areas."
After all, who wouldn’t want to preserve the beauty of this lovely paradise?