Trampoline Bridges Are All The Rage In France Right Now

EliteDaily: Paris has plans to add some serious fun to its gorgeous, historic city, as an inflatable trampoline bridge will have people bouncing across the Seine. The inflatable trampoline bridge has been proposed as a part of the Archtriumph competition in the French capital of Paris. Located near the Pont de Bir-Hakeim bridge, the structure would be constructed of floating PVC buoys, each 30 meters in diameter. “Each module under tension – filled with 3700 cubic meters of air – develops in space with an arch-like form,” says architects AZC, who add that the design is “dedicated to the joyful release from gravity as one bounces above the river.” They describe the bridge as something “fun and frivolous”  to contrast what they consider “stressful Paris.” “It appears to us that Paris has the bridges and passages necessary for the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic across its waterways,” the firm writes on its website. “Our intention is to invite its visitors and inhabitants to engage on a newer and more playful path across this same water.”

 

Great example of something America could never do. Why not? Because the first person to bounce over the side into the water and drowned or the first person to break their leg and we’re talking about a $100 million lawsuit. In all seriousness though, if I had nothing to do I would absolutely head down to the ol’ trampoline bridge and double bounce people into the water all day long. I don’t think I could ever get bored of that.

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