Gallery: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Footbridge Opens in Brisbane

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On Sunday, the world’s largest solar powered footbridge was opened to the public in Brisbane’s Central Business District. About 36,500 people are expected to use the new Kurilpa Bridge each week to walk or bike across the Brisbane River between the CBD and the arts precinct at South Bank. The bridge, which has been described as looking like knitting needles, is not only one of the longest footbridges, but also features a sophisticated LED lighting scheme that is powered by the sun and can produce a number of different lighting effects.

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  1. carmen rabbi-baldi February 24, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    It`s a very good use of solar energy in a very original work.

  2. seattle_architects October 6, 2009 at 10:41 am

    What a beautiful bridge. I love the idea of integrating solar power lighting into an element like this.

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