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July 13, 2010

India to US?

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1279065564 ) Play

This bridge looks funky, but is built to achieve something in particular. What special functionality does this bridge achieve?

Cracked by: Logik , Vinay Hegde , Aparna , Jean Valjean , bobo , Raghuvansh , Rogi , SV , jayanth , Manish Achuth , KK , dineshk , Ananth , Sumanth Patlolla , Dibyo , Bharath , ragwho , Thejas V R , krudebox , raklodramA , Qbrain , varuns88 , Shwetha Maiya , lanu , Higgers , , Rahulk , mankuTimma , Mo , Arjun , Bipin Banavalikar , dhruv.sharma , byslexia and udupendra

Answer:

HK drives of the right side of the road, like India. China drives on left like the US. This bridge is from HK to mainland China, flips traffic from right to left and vice versa


34 Responses to “India to US?”

  1. Logik
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    Flipper Bridge.
    Hong Kong drives on the left side of the road, mainland China on the right. Switches traffic direction appropriately.
    Dutch firm NL Architects


  2. Vinay Hegde

    It is the Pearl River Necklace Bridge used to connect HongKong to China. People drive on the left hand side in HongKong while they drive on the right hand in China. This connection is what makes it special, functionally.


  3. Aparna
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    Flipper bridge, flips traffic from right side to left and vice versa. It connects mainland China to Hong Kong, the two places drive on opposite sides of the road, hence the bridge flips traffic.


  4. Pearl Bridge between Hong Kong and China which flips vehicles from one side of the road to the other.


  5. switching from left/right drive and vice versa?


  6. Raghuvansh
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    Left-hand to right-hand drive.


  7. Rogi
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    The Pearl River Necklace bridge allows seamless transition from the Hong Kong standard of driving to the left to the mainland standard of driving to the right. Having driven a German car in England, I can say, it’s better and safer to just rent a “correct” car once you get there.


  8. SV
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    Flipper bridge proposed between Hong Kong and China


  9. a bridge between countries where the driving changes from the left side of the road to the right and vice versa.


  10. Manish Achuth
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    This is the Pearl River Necklace Bridge. Connects Hong Kong and Mainland China.
    The idea is that in Mainland China they have right hand drive, in Hong Kong it is left hand drive. So this is the solution that ensures that there is a seamless transition.


  11. KK
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    The bridge is part of a proposal by NL Architects to connect Hong Kong with mainland China. To do that, they had to solve a problem: In Hong Kong, people drive on the left side of the road. In mainland China, they drive on the right side. Here’s the solution: A road flipper that physically twists the roads over each other.


  12. dineshk
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    A proposed “pearl river necklace” bridge between Hong Kong and China that will facilitate border crossing between two places that drive on opposite sides of the road.


  13. Ananth
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    Swapping between left side driving vs right side driving. This is the Pearl River Necklace bridge concept for achieving the same.


  14. Sumanth Patlolla
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    The Pearl River Necklace bridge is part of a proposal by NL Architects to connect Hong Kong with mainland China. In Hong Kong, people drive on the left side of the road whereas in mainland China, they drive on the right side. So they designed a road flipper that physically twists the roads over each other.


  15. Dibyo
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    hong kong to china – to change from the correct way of driving to the right way of driving


  16. Bharath
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    Dubbed “the Flipper” by its designers, the Pearl River Necklace bridge concept features the different sides of the road separating and twisting around each other to meet up on the opposite side.The bridge is part of a proposal by NL Architects to connect Hong Kong with mainland China. To do that, they had to solve a problem: In Hong Kong, people drive on the left side of the road. In mainland China, they drive on the right side.


  17. ragwho

    Simple one. Connects Hong Kong and China..switches from left side to right side driving


  18. Pearl River Necklace Bridge. It puts the people driving on the left to the right and vice versa. Elegant solution to the driving lane mismatch between China and HongKong


  19. krudebox
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    Pearl River Necklace Bridge. Designed to join neighboring countries which drive on the opposite side of the road.


  20. Left hand drive to right hand drive transition and vice-versa :)


  21. Qbrain
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    The purpose of constructing such a bridge should be “connecting two countries/lands” where the driving is “left handed” on one side and “right handed” on the other.

    This bridge is just a plan by “NL Architects”, to connect “Mainland china” and “hongkong”. In china people drive on right side of the road where as in Hongkong they drive on the left. This road “flipper” twists the roads over each other, so that it can conform to both forms of driving.

    I believe this project was built as part of a competetion and owing to its low clearance with the waterlevel , it lost.


  22. varuns88
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    The Pearl River Necklace Bridge connects Hong Kong with Mainland China, and puts the drivers on the correct side of the road.


  23. Pearl River Necklace

    In Hong Kong, people drive on the left side of the road. In mainland China, they drive on the right side. Here’s the solution: A road flipper that physically twists the roads over each other.


  24. lanu
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    Pearl River necklace bridge features roads that would loop over each other to allow for the fact that traffic must drive on the left in Hong Kong but on the right in China


  25. Higgers

    Change the side of the road one is driving.


  26. Anonymous

    (1) Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge or the Pearl River Necklace Bridge

    Hong Kong has traffic on the left where China has traffic on the right. In principle this additional complexity has to be solved inside the Border Crossing Facilities. Within the bridge plan this leads to fairly unarticulated intersections. It solves the switch, but does not ‘communicate’ it explicitly. In fact the proposed switches mimic a regular interchange.


  27. Rahulk
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    (1) Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge or the Pearl River Necklace Bridge

    Hong Kong has traffic on the left where China has traffic on the right. In principle this additional complexity has to be solved inside the Border Crossing Facilities. Within the bridge plan this leads to fairly unarticulated intersections. It solves the switch, but does not ‘communicate’ it explicitly. In fact the proposed switches mimic a regular interchange.


  28. mankuTimma
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    This is some bridge connecting Hong Kong and Mainland China on other side. Its built in such a way so as to change from right hand driving of Hong Kong to left hand driving of china.


  29. Mo

    It looks like it’s the bridge connecting a right-side driving country and a left-side driving country


  30. Changing the traffic from keep left to keep right. i think this bridge connects hong kong and mainland china.


  31. Conceptual bridge for the Hong Kong border, featuring roads that would loop over each other to allow for the fact that traffic must drive on the left in Hong Kong but on the right in China.
    Called Pearl River Necklace, the design would link artificial islands to form a bridge between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macau.


  32. dhruv.sharma

    Its a bridge to connect HongKong to mainland China
    it has this design because of the discrepancy in driving postions-in china people drive on the right while in HK they drive on the left


  33. byslexia

    Pearl river necklace bridge. The shape is to flip the driving side from left to right when driving from Hongkong to Mainland China.


  34. udupendra
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    Bridge connecting HK to Mainland China, in other words ‘drive on left side’ to ‘drive on right side’. hence the bridge has a road flipper in the middle to make the switch smooth.


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