Model of Heatherwick bridge to star at Lord Mayor’s Show

A scale model a conceptual Heatherwick Studio bridge will feature at the Lord Mayor’s Show.

The scale model, made from laser-cut aluminium and timber, will comprise 40 moving segments which will roll and unroll dozens of times during the procession on 14 November.

It is a development of Heatherwick Studio’s Rolling Bridge at London’s Paddington Basin.

The project is being led by community engagement organisation the Building Exploratory, and involves pupils from Sebright Primary School in Hackney. It has been commissioned by the City Bridge Trust.

Thomas Heatherwick, founder of Heatherwick Studio, says, ‘The City Bridge Trust and the Building Exploratory have introduced us to a new generation of potential bridge builders and engineers in the guise of pupils from Sebright Primary School.

‘We had an incredible response from the children, and it’s been exciting to see this large mechanical bridge taking shape in our workshop.’

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  • Jackie Hawkins November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    This is a terrific idea, we need to get kids more interested in design and engineering…the way things work and behave…instead of showing simply the end result.

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