Wind Tunnel Footbridge: A new covered bridge for the 21st century
Submitted by Michael Jantzen, www.humanshelter.org
This is a conceptual design proposal for a new kind of wind activated footbridge made of steel and aluminum. As the wind blows, the five wind turbine wheels turn at different speeds around the people who are walking through to reach the other side. Three of the five wheels turn in one direction while the other two turn in the opposite direction. As the wind driven wheels turn in different directions and at different speeds, they can produce and store electrical energy similar to a wind mill. The wheels can also create different corresponding electronic musical sounds. The Wind tunnel Footbridge was designed to be constructed in various types of public venues as an architectural attraction.
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