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LESS IS MORE

At least when it comes to bridging canyons in the stunning mountains of northern Greece. The company building the massive Egnacia Odos road project, which runs from the north to the south of the country, has just selected this slender design for a bridge in the Metsovo area. The Ove Arup/Chris Wilkinson Architects submission beat competition from Schlaich Bergermann, Christian Menn and Fritz Leonhardt mainly due to its minimal but powerful intervention on the landscape. The two lane bridge with an additional hard shoulder will be suspended 150m above the valley floor from two heavily raked cables connecting directly to the rock face.

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