A model of the Bridge of Reeds has been selected to be part of the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition 2006, running until 20 August.
Created by LDA Design, the dramatic suspension bridge comprises three steel, reed-like masts standing 50m high. It is one of four designs that received funding for feasibility studies in an East of England Development Agency contest.
The winning bridge is to be built at Wicken Fen, the National Trust’s vision for thousands of hectares of new fenland in Cambridgeshire, which will be an important ecological reserve for the region.
LDA Design project artist Sara Mark said: “I wanted the bridge to be a piece of sculpture that celebrates the natural environment — the wide skies, flocks of birds and reed beds. Hence, the design is inspired by the shapes of wind-blown reeds.
“I hope it will become something that everyone will recognise as special to the region and take to their hearts,” she added.
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