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Aecom engineer designs Lego suspension bridge

Dr Robin Sham has designed a Guinness World Record-breaking suspension bridge made entirely out of Lego

Guinness World Record-breaking suspension bridge made entirely out of Lego.
Guinness World Record-breaking suspension bridge made entirely out of Lego.

Aecom engineer Dr Robin Sham has designed a Guinness World Record-breaking suspension bridge made entirely out of Lego.

The 31 metre-long bridge is on display at the centre of the Bridge Engineering exhibition at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) in London.

The bridge stands over three metres tall and spans almost the equivalent of three London Routemaster buses parked end to end.

The structure weighs three-quarters of a tonne and is made up of over 200,000 individual plastic bricks.

Dr Robin Sham, global long span and speciality bridges director, Aecom, said: “Bridges connect people and places, both physically and emotionally. The ICE’s visionary LEGO Bridge project connects civil engineers with the public, demonstrating the monumental accomplishments of civil engineering. Using familiar LEGO bricks to demystify and showcase the extraordinary feats of engineers, I hope the next generation will be inspired to consider engineering as a career.”

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