Meet the next great gonzo engineering project: A 20-mile Red Sea-spanning bridge connecting Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The bridge has been spoken about for years and multiple attempts to begin work on it have fallen through; overcoming the odds now will be a feat of both political finesse and engineering.
One of the finalists in the 2010 Dutch Design Awards is NIO Architecten for what might be the world's most terrifying bridge.
That's not because it's too tall or too long. It's actually pretty small — a drawbridge for the Amstel-Drecht canal in South Holland. It's because it looks like a Jedi Starfighter collided with a praying mantis, spawning some freak giant robot. Terrifying, yes, but also kinda awesome.