The Guinness World Record-breaking suspension bridge is on display until April 2017 at the Bridge Engineering exhibition at the headquarters of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
The bridge, which is made entirely out of Lego, stands over 3m tall, weighs 0.75t and is made up of over 200,000 individual plastic bricks.
It is the second record-breaking Lego bridge to go on display in the UK this month (link opens in new tab).
Sham, who is global long span and speciality bridges director at Aecom, said: “Bridges connect people and places, both physically and emotionally. The ICE’s visionary Lego bridge project connects civil engineers with the public, demonstrating the monumental accomplishments of civil engineering. Using familiar Lego bricks to demystify and showcase the extraordinary feats of engineers, I hope the next generation will be inspired to consider engineering as a career.”
The major exhibition spans three centuries of bridge engineering achievements. It guides visitors on a tour of structures including Thomas Telford’s Menai Strait suspension bridge, the 50-year-old Severn Bridge and the Queensferry Crossing, which is under construction in Scotland. An interactive zone allows visitors and children to become civil engineers for the day by constructing their own bridges.
Bridge Engineering marks the start of a five-year programme of infrastructure-focused exhibitions at ICE’s One Great George Street home in Westminster.