michael jantzen

michael jantzen

Santa Fe, NM, US


The Wind Tunnel Footbridge

Wind Tunnel Footbridge

Michael Jantzen
© 2008

The Wind Tunnel Footbridge 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 generate electrical energy which is used to light the structure at night. The excess power is sent into the local grid for use by the community in which the footbridge is used. The Wind tunnel Footbridge was designed to be constructed in various types of public venues as an architectural attraction.

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Status: Unbuilt
Location: Anyplace where an innovative, unexpected, footbridge is needed!