|Benji Poulton’s design for Menai bridge in Wales. Photograph: CIOB Wales/Twitter/Benji Poulton
According to The Guardian, the Welsh government said that it will consider a proposal to prop up a new £130m bridge across the Menai Strait with a mythical Welsh giant.
Benji Poulton said that if Golden Bridge is held up by a pair of giant stone hands of mountain god, his design replaces the central support with a giant statue of Bendigeidfran (Brân the Blessed), who went over to Ireland to wage war against the king, Matholwch.
He said that the existing designs for a new bridge between Gwynedd and Anglesey are “underwhelming”. So he proposed his design and ensured that his design would enhance “this legendary landscape of dragons, of kings and giants and myths and legends”.
|Golden bridge in Da Nang.
Earlier in August, India proposed a project to build a new bridge in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu. This bridge was also inspired by Golden Bridge of Da Nang.
Recently, the "Golden Bridge" lifting by two giant hands on Ba Na Hills (Da Nang) has attracted the attention of foreign tourists, international newspapers and social networks. The "Golden Bridge" on Ba Na Hills is the latest pedestrian bridge in the world.
Launched in June, the Golden Bridge has 150 meters of length and 1,400 meters of altitude with views of the mountainous landscape. People has spent only less than a year to build and complete this bridge.
The Guardian has put the Golden Bridge on the list of the most exotic and beautiful bridges in the world, alongside famous bridges such as the Fan Bridge in London, the Rollin Bridge on the Grand Union Canal, Umshiang Double Decker Bridge in India, Moses Bridge in the Netherlands, Webb Bridge in Australia ...
Surprised by its fancy design, many people visiting Ba Na hills wonder whose these giant hands are. Each person has their own answer depending on how they feel and their religious beliefs. The common thing is that these giant hands holding the bridge on Ba Na Hills offer the walkers a sense of security and trust that they are protected and lifted in the infinite universe.
By Linh Bui