Photo Gallery: Google Earth Bridges


Brooklyn-based artist and programmer Clement Valla, whose work we spotted over on Fubiz, got his start working as architect; you can spot evidence of this in his series Bridges, which uses cropped images from Google Earth to transform familiar sights like the Golden Gate Bridge into distorted, surreal structures that are almost impossible to recognize. “When my programs run their course, inherent contradictions and absurd situations result from the very structure of the system itself, producing unfamiliar artifacts and juxtapositions,” he explains. “Like an anamorphic projection, my programs produce distortions that reveal their own underlying logic, but also point to the system as it functions when we fail to notice it — when it works conventionally.” Click through to check out a selection of our favorite warped bridges.

George Washington Bridge, NYC

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Le Pont de Normandie, France

Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, Nevada/Arizona

Royal Gorge Bridge, Colorado

Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls

Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, New Mexico

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, New York City

Oakland Bay Bridge, San Francisco

Sutong Yangtze River Bridge, China