Mind the Gap in This UK Bridge

Mind the Gap in This UK Bridge

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Tara Bellucci
Apr 4, 2016
(Image credit: NEY + Partners)

A bridge set to cross the Celtic sea from mainland UK to a medieval castle will never be totally complete. That's because they're planning a gap in the middle.

(Image credit: NEY + Partners)

Belgian engineering firm NEY + Partners won the commission to build the cantilevered footbridge along the Cornish coast, spanning a 230-foot gap and almost meeting, but not quite.

Tintagel Castle is steeped in Arthurian legend, and said to be where the King was conceived. Aside from that, archaeologists believe it was the seasonal seat of power for medieval rulers from Devon and Cornwall, as well as a trading post with the Byzantine empire. Therefore, the void in the bridge is meant to represent crossing from the past to the present.

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