Nichols Bridge, Chicago

This Chicago pedestrian bridge connects the third floor on the West side of The Art Institute of Chicago with the "Great Lawn" in Millennium Park. The bridge was designed by Renzo Piano who also designed the adjacent part of the institute. The bridge, inspired by a ship's hull, is over 190 meters long and 4.6 meters wide. The aluminium bridge sections are anti-slip and the surface is heated by an integrated heating system to ensure snow and ice don’t stand a chance in making the bridge slippery and impassable in the winter.