Popping up in Paris

Not simply content with being home to the Eiffel Tower, the Mona Lisa and the Champs-Élysées, Paris is going futuristic in an effort to make locals and tourists alike jump for joy.

Plans have been unveiled for a new bridge to cross the Seine that is part trampoline, part inflatable and part walkway. It’s all part of the competition ‘Archtriumph’.

The designs show an inflatable border, inside which a trampoline mesh would be stretched. When it’s inflated the ‘bridge’ is raised from the water, and designers AZC say users can simply feel the joyous release of gravity as they bounce across the river.

They say: “It is based on the concept of happiness, something fun and frivolous to combat stressful Paris.”

So what do you think, will the bridge have Parisians jumping for joy?

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