This expanding ‘origami’ bridge gives victims of natural disasters instant access to supplies

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Natural disasters have a way of showing us how fragile and unpredictable our lives can be. Survivors of such events often find themselves without some of the most basic necessities of daily life, including access to supplies. Which is why engineers at Hiroshima University in Japan developed a portable bridge that can be used to traverse rugged terrain or rivers, and then folded up like origami when it’s done.

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