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"Devil’s Bridge mythologies are based in part on the conviction that human hands alone could not possibly have undertaken such state-of-the-art technical structures and that their very accomplishment must have exceeded human capacity at a number of levels. And in the incredible uplift of their vaulted overarching spans, they also seem somehow to shed their own materiality. Devil’s Bridges serve to remind us that in the face of new and mystifying technologies—in this instance, an architecture explicitly designed to overhang an otherwise intractable distance—it is sometimes equally difficult to suspend our disbelief; that the construction of physical, connective infrastructure might just as well be conceived as a leap of faith."
Deb Verhoeven, from 'As Luck Would Have It'