Paper Bridge by Shigeru Ban


Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, known for his eco-friendly lightweight materials, lifted the veil on a paper bridge over the Gardon River in southern France.

Shigeru‘s cardboard-tube structure is strong enough to carry 20 people at the time and will be open to the public for three more weeks, before it is dismantled for the rainy season.

Weighing 7.5 tonnes, the bridge in made from 281 cardboard tubes, each 11.5 centimeters across and 11.9 millimeters thick. The steps are recycled paper and plastic and the foundations wooden boxes packed with sand.


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