World’s largest LEGO bridge on display in Liverpool and aims to inspire engineers of the future

With a span of 31 metres and a height of three metres the bridge is available to view on the top level of the entrance hall of the Capital Building in Old Hall Street over the next few weeks

The world’s largest LEGO bridge on display at The Capital Building in Liverpool. Picture by Tony McDonough

 

Liverpool is now home to the world’s largest LEGO bridge with the structure going on display to the public in the city centre on Friday, August 11.

With a span of 31 metres and a height of three metres the bridge is available to view on the top level of the entrance hall of the Capital Building in Old Hall Street over the next few weeks.

Originally displayed at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) headquarters in London, the bridge is almost the length of three Liverpool double-decker buses.

More than 200,000 individual LEGO bricks weighing altogether three-quarters of a tonne went into its construction.

It was put together in the Capital Building in a project taking two days and the Liverpool BID Company is sponsoring the display.

Darrell Matthews, North West regional director of the ICE, said: “It’s LEGO and it’s fun, but also some of the children who come to marvel at this bridge will perhaps start to think about becoming a civil engineer one day.

“And they may get the chance to build real bridges like the new Mersey Gateway, or roads, tunnels, railways, tramways, energy systems and all the other infrastructure that literally shapes the world.”

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