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Inspired by the toy "Slinky" the german artist Thobias Rehberger designed a bridge in the form of a spiral with 496 arches made of aluminium and illuminated in the night. It spans the Rhine-Herne Canal in Oberhausen, Germany, connecting two public gardens, the Kaisergarten from the late 19th century and the Volksgarten from the early 20th century. The construction is held by two ribbons made of high strength steel and was developed by Schlaich, Bergermann & Partner. The elegant, light and vibrant bridge is part of the Emscherkunst and was build by the Emschergenosenschaft with subsidization by the European Union and the land North Rhine-Westphalia.