Imagine a foot bridge that spans a river and is made from card board! The very fact that it is made from card board and is by a river should be enough to make you think; I mean water plus card board equals and big mess.
Yet this is exactly what architect Shigeru Ban has done, over the Gardon River in the South of France. This is an ingenious idea to show that you do not need concrete, steel and glass to build a structure.
The bridge is made up from 281 cardboard tubes, the steps are made from recycled paper and plastic and the whole structure is resting on a foundation of wooden boxes that have been packed tight with sand, which makes it strong enough to carry twenty people at a time.
Unfortunately the bridge is only a temporary land mark, and is due to be taken down in six weeks time, before the rainy season starts. See they always forget about the rain!