21 Apr '17, 10am

Elegant bamboo bridge adds unexpected beauty to ancient Chinese town

Elegant bamboo bridge adds unexpected beauty to ancient Chinese town

Primarily known as the “China Clay Capital” for the rare purple clay found in the nearby mountains, Dingshu Town is also well known for its bamboo craftsmanship. The architects celebrate the bamboo craft with the design of the bridge, which was constructed with help from the local bamboo craftspeople. Built with a curved steel structure, the bridge is framed by large triangular frames made of latticed bamboo poles that were carbonized to improve durability.

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