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Awesome flying drawbridge
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This thing is called the “Slauerhoffbrug,” and it lives in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. The road section is lifted on a single massive counterbalanced arm up to 90 degrees in the air. There’s a good photo gallery, including aerial views, over on frozenly.com. [via Neatorama]

8 thoughts on “Awesome flying drawbridge

  1. This bridge is about a mile from where I live. It’s pretty awesome when you see it at first, especially when it moves down again, it somehow looks like it’s not going to fit…

  2. For a moment I thought these images were computer renderings, but was blown away to learn this thing is real! I can’t imagine any planner in North America having the balls to pitch this to a city. Simply amazing.

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I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c't – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.

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