Pygmy Pedestrian Bridge

Two videos, here and here, show Pygmy construction of a pedestrian bridge across a river. Video 1 shows how the first cross-river suspension rope is accomplished. Video 2 shows weaving and other construction.

All right, so the Pgymy bridge methods are too “primitive” for snooty American engineering and require too much upkeep (or do they?). Then why not go aluminum?

Prefabricated aluminum bridges are made and sold in America. Check out the photo. It looks safe and effective.

What unholy alliance of state, university and construction company resulted in the Florida design and construction? Is it really necessary to make a bridge for pedestrians that uses 950 tons of concrete?


7:32 pm on March 17, 2018