The designers recognize a link between joy and freedom of body and soul, and have made something “fun and frivolous” to combat “stressful Paris”.
“It appears to us that Paris has the bridges and passages necessary for the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic across its waterways,” says architects AZC.”
Our intention is to invite its visitors and inhabitants to engage on a newer and more playful path across this same water.” Health and safety issues have been raised, questioning whether the design could serve as a practical option. It is not clear whether the trampoline bridge will actually be installed.
The picturesque and historic River Seine already hosts 37 existing bridges. The most recent bridge construction in France’s capital was the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir, unveiled in 2006. The oldest, the Pont Neuf, was built 400 years earlier in 1607, under Henry