To celebrate 45 years of history, the manufacturers of Range Rover decided to try something different, a somewhat crazy stunt. They drove their 2,374kg SUV across a 5-meter-long bridge made entirely out of paper. The stunt was done in Suzhou, China, and took three days to complete. The bridge was made of 54,390 sheets of paper supplied by James Cropper PLC and contains no glue, screws, wiring or fixation of any sort.
Land Rover Experience chief instructor Chris Zhou was responsible for driving the £100,000 Range Rover Vogue SCV6 across the paper bridge. And his confidence in the feat was such that he even stopped briefly at the top of the bridge for a photo.
Steve Messam, who designed the bridge, said: “Paper structures capable of supporting people have been built before but nothing on this scale has ever been attempted. It’s pushing engineering boundaries and the ease and composure with which the vehicle negotiated the arch was genuinely breathtaking.”
Source: The Verge