The design consists of two interwoven, or looping footbridges, evoking the flow of the river, so that the journey across the river is an experience in itself. The braided paths greatly increase the capacity of the bridge, and have separated pedestrian and cycle paths. The five loops, or rings reflect the meeting of the five great rivers which converge on Xinjin, atop five multi-beamed supports, which are widely spaced to allow watercraft and recreational use of the river.
A contemporary symbol of Xinjin is born, joining old and new traditions, and extending the riverside-garden urban features which have always been an important part of the city.
via:  WXY Architecture and Weidlinger Associates Consulting Engineers at dezeen