22 Jan '13, 2pm

Bridge Being Built From Shipping Containers

© Yoav Messer Architects via Designboom Designboom shows a new bridge design from Israel's Yoav Messer Architects , made from shipping containers. The architects say that "repurposing the containers is fast and easy work that can be done off-site and later assembled, minimizing invasive construction. a new steel truss will be integrated with the metal boxes as the primary structure of the bridge." © Yoav Messer Architects via Designboom Now there is no question that using the shipping containers enables the architect "to frame specific views. incorporated display panels will keep visitors up to date with site-specific information and presentations on new projects." But can you call cutting out walls, engineering the boxes into trusses and welding four 40-footers into a span "fast and easy", compared to building a box truss from scratch that is actually the length of the sp...

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