World's First 3D Printed Bridge Opens
Posted on: 07/02/2017

On the 14th of December 2016 the first ever 3D printed bridge was opened in Spain, installed over a stream in Castilla-La Mancha Park, Madrid. The bridge was created by the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), spanning 1.75 meters wide and 12m long.

The bridge was printed in a series of successive layers of micro-reinforced concrete from 3D printing computer software. Its ‘parametric’ design allows for optimum distribution of material and complete freedom of form.

The bridge is able to maintain its structural strength through the use of generative algorithms which challenged traditional practices of construction and design.

3D printing is being heralded for its ability to produce complex shapes with virtually no material wasted, making it very useful for the construction of bridges and other structures.

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