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Living someplace where it snows cats, dogs, donkeys and elephants, it might sometimes be necessary to create objects that are way different from the way most of the world sees things. Most countries wouldn’t bother with a heated bridge, there’s practically no use. But in snowy Sweden, architecture firm Erik Andersson Architects created a heated pedestrian bridge where the heat works to melt away the snow.

Bridges tend to ice up faster when compared to roads and pavements, and the pedestrians have to work through trouble to get safely across. To solve the problem, the architects created a bridge that works like a hollow beam with heated air inside it. The heat melts away the ice, making the bridge easier to walk on. The architects generously used insulation to keep the heat directed to the pedestrian part.

Via Dezeen