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In Leeuwarden, Netherlands they enjoy the comforts of a robotic overlord controlling a road bridge.  It looks less like a bridge than a giant transformer crouching next to the river, holding down a thin spatula of road surface.  From the road lines on the bridge arm it looks like cars just drive over the entire surface of the thing.  It’s a smart solution for a small bridge, even though its size is a bit ungainly, and they somehow thought painting cute post-modern pastel colors was interesting.

Via Jalopnik

31 Comments

  • Eric says:

    Totally looks like something out of the movie Toys.

  • brack says:

    Predecessor or Cousin to Wall-E.

  • Sam, Wisconsin says:

    I love it.

    The designer managed to turn an ugly mass of concrete that have a rough gigantic level of sheer force, into a cute pretty looking baby-like toy.

    Pleasure for the eye. Good job. A+++++++

  • Daniël says:

    Like it
    Maybe I will have a look out there 😛

  • Bob says:

    Doesn´t look very practicle in use of space compaired to the current systems but it does look more impresive hehe.

  • Daniël says:

    Like it
    Maybe I will have a look out there 😛

  • Cromagnum says:

    I could see this appearing in a chase scene in a 007 Movie.

    Bridge AKA Pancake Flipper.

  • KwangErn says:

    Awesome!! Gotta love the Netherlands…

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