Schanerloch Bridge

Named for the river it sits above in Austria, Schanerloch Bridge takes a functional structure and transforms it into pure sculpture. Designed by marte.marte Architects, the bridge is a simplified version of a traditional stone arch bridge. The arch has been used in bridge making for centuries due to its structural abilities. This  design uses the basic engineering of the arch but in a modern, graceful form.

I love the subtle elegance of this design. When driving on the bridge the unique silhouette is hardly noticeable, but when viewed from the river the twisted form is dramatic and full of motion. The reinforced concrete structure is the perfect compliment to the picturesque river.