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Mind Blowing Bridges of Asia #6: Lucky Knot Bridge, Changsha, China

The Chinese are into lucky knots as can be seen by these very familiar-looking yarn decorations made as ornaments for the Chinese New Year. These knots represent luck and fortune. And now you see them translated into a bridge.

Knots. Symbols of good luck and fortune.
Knots. Symbols of good luck and fortune.

Naturally, the bridge would be in China.  Opened in October 2016, the bright red truss pedestrian bridge spans the Dragon King Harbour River in Changsha, China. Designed by NEXT Architects, it is 606ft long and 78ft high featuring a spine that twists into an eternal loop with no start or end point. It’s like the infinity symbol although Michel Schreinemachers, a partner at Next Architects, says, “We refer to it as a Mobius ring”.

The bridge’s knotlike design features three footpaths that wind up and down, connecting two parks and offering stunning views of the river, the adjacent Meixi lake, the surrounding mountain range and the city of Changsha.

Lucky Knot Bridge on opening day bedecked with damsels in Cheongsam and umbrella. (Pics of bridge via imagechina)
Lucky Knot Bridge on opening day bedecked with damsels in Cheongsam and umbrella. (Pics of bridge via imagechina)

 

And in case you’re wondering what a Mobius Ring is, this is what it is:

The Möbius strip, also called the twisted cylinder is a one-sided non-orientable surface obtained by cutting a closed band into a single strip, giving one of the two ends thus produced a half twist, and then reattaching the two ends. Info from mathworld.
The Möbius strip, also called the twisted cylinder is a one-sided non-orientable surface obtained by cutting a closed band into a single strip, giving one of the two ends thus produced a half twist, and then reattaching the two ends. Info from mathworld.

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