A new pedestrian bridge also known as the Rike Bridge, located in Tbilisi Georgia over the Mtkvari River. An Italian architect known as Michelle de Lucchi did the design with Philippe Martinaud the French lighting designer in 2010.

Arch2o-Bridge of peace Tbilisi Georgia by Vaniko Goliadze  (2)

Courtesy of Michelle de Lucchi & Philippe Martinaud

The aim of having the bridge is to re-enable connection with the old and new districts of Tbilisi. The bridge is made primarily out of glass and steel. The roof is supported by a space frame type structure, that is self-supporting, along with supporting the roof glass, spanning a distance of 150 meters.

 Arch2o-Bridge of peace Tbilisi Georgia by Vaniko Goliadze  (5)

Courtesy of Michelle de Lucchi & Philippe Martinaud

The bridge uses an interactive lighting system that tracks the movement of its pedestrians to relay the information back as a lighting effect. The lighting is also used to display various messages that scroll across the parapets. In order to achieve this, the bridge had integrated 48,000 LED lights and 240 sensors.

 By Shanaire Blythe

Courtesy of Michelle de Lucchi & Philippe Martinaud

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