The idea of the Glass Masonry Bridge was born to pave the way for glass as a new structural material for bridges. It is sustainable, made from sand and infinitely recyclable, and durable (does not corrode, rust or rot). However, people do not yet trust in the strength of glass. A bridge is the best way to demonstrate the material’s load-bearing capacity and safety.
The bridge will be built at The Green Village. The team, with researchers from Faculty of Civil Engineering and faculty of Architecture, is currently conducting research for the proposed ‘dry assembly’ construction method. This method excludes the use of glue or other bonding substances in order to ensure that the bridge can be disassembled and rebuilt on another site.