Goodbye overhead wires for light rail?

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2012/12/induction-charging-bus/

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Induction for public transport is a rapidly developing technology – which is already being commercially developed in Europe.  

Already a less attractive element of light rail systems, the removal of overhead wires also removes a serious electrical hazard, makes streets more attractive, and lessens the impact of new systems to existing streets. 

 

The ‘quivering’ bridge in Paris

Quivering wire crossing by bureau faceB wins Paris bridge competition

Amazing bridge concept by Paris designers.  French practice bureau faceB has won a competition to design a bridge across the Seine in Paris with plans for a wobbling crossing of stretched steel cables.

“In Paris, people don’t feel the water,” architect Camille Mourier told Dezeen. “We wanted people to feel that they are crossing.”

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