The Rainbow Bridge takes inspiration from Norse Folklore where it was believed the Rainbow Bridge (or the Bifröst) connected the Earth to Asgard - the realm of the Gods.
The bridge features 51 individual sections of 13.5mm toughened glass which were laminated using vibrant coloured Vanceva interlayers. Each section of glass has been laminated, precision cut to size, polished and drilled by Romag using its state-of-the-art computer-controlled waterjet cutting tables, drills, grinders and CNC polishers.
The journey begins at a simple crossing from the path past the "guardian" of the bridge, "Liberty", to a wooden structure which then begins to introduce lights through the glass animal souls made by artist Louise Durham. At the end of the journey you are surrounded by light and colour and can view the world through rainbow colours made from Romag tinted glass.
It serves as a quiet space for contemplation; the finished bridge is a spectacular vision of light and colour that cascades coloured light on the wood and surrounding water.
What they say
The Rainbow Bridge is a space of remembrance and quiet reflection which is also intended to be used as a place for creative writing, poetry and art.
From the inception of the concept Romag helped us with all aspects of using their products and we are delighted with the finish of the glass and were impressed with the technical knowledge and skill from the staff at Romag.