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Bridges with elevators?

With limited amount of space available in tight urban areas, I wonder if elevators would be a good solution. The downsides include continual maintenance and upfront cost. But the reduced sprawl of random walkways seem worth the extra effort.

The bridge below is a quick example, obviously quickly sketched with no thought to member sizes, of a simple bridge system. I was even thinking that the elevators could be powered by solar energy in less urban areas.

What do you think?

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