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Just a Quick Hop Across the River Seine

Posted: Oct. 24th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Paris bridge trampoline concept
Atelier Zundel Cristea

Although only a pipe dream as far as reality is concerned, this fun bridge would brighten a lot of people's day just through the sheer fun of bouncing across the River Seine in Paris. Would you like to see something like this implemented or are you the type of person who would see yourself blasting off into the river due to a faulty jump or just plain old clumsiness?

There are 30 bridges in Paris that cross over the River Seine; they carry cars, trains, cyclists, and pedestrians from the Left Bank to the Right.

Some are very pretty, but they are all somewhat boring. To make getting around the city more fun, French design firm Atelier Zündel Cristea came up with a rather original idea: an inflatable bridge, equipped with enormous trampolines.

The concept was submitted in response to a call for ideas to bring happiness and fun into more architecture.

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