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Moody Pedestrian Bridge in Austin, Texas by Rosales + Partners

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Article source: Rosales + Partners 

The Moody Pedestrian Bridge is a one of a kind Inverted Fink Truss bridge in Austin, Texas. The bridge connects two buildings as part of the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas. It crosses over West Dean Keeton Street, a busy thoroughfare that traverses the campus. The bridge is characterized by a series of slender steel towers that vary in height and scale creating an elegant statement along one of the major avenues surrounding the campus. This type of bridge is the first of its kind in the United States, and the only one worldwide with a single support tower as the main loading member. The overall length of the bridge is approximately 300’ (91m) with a slender high tower of 65’ (20m) which marks the bridge crossing from a distance creating a gateway to the university campus for students and visitors alike. The pedestrian bridge compliments the architecture of the Bello Center, one of the recently completed buildings of the College of Communication. The bridge has integrated aesthetic lighting into its stainless steel railings.

Image Courtesy © Rosales + Partners

Image Courtesy © Rosales + Partners

  • Architects: Rosales + Partners
  • Project: Moody Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location: Austin, Texas, USA
  • Client: The University of Texas System, Office of Facilities Planning and Construction
  • Cost: $3 Million
  • Completion Date: 2016

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San Shan Bridge in Beijing, China by penda

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Article source: penda

The San Shan Bridge spans across the Gui River and will be an integral part of the infrastructure program for the Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Beijing and connects the city center with Zhangjiakou. The english translation of “San Shan” is 3 Mountains and describes the form of the bridge seen from the side with its 3 arches connecting to its hilly backdrop.

Image Courtesy © penda architecture & design

Image Courtesy © penda architecture & design

  • Architects: penda
  • Project: San Shan Bridge
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Team: Chris Precht, Dayong Sun, Wang Jing, Yu Zizhi, Bai Xue, Li Pengchong, Snow Sun
  • Structural Engineer: ARUP
  • Year: 2016

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On the Loing Overpass in France by DVVD Architectes

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Article source: Kyubes Agency

Designed by the DVVD architecture, design and engineering agency, the overpass on the Loing links the municipalities of Saint-Mammès and Veneux-les-Sablons, in the department of Seine-et-Marne. More than just a connecting structure, this is a sculptural work which banks upon simplicity and elegance in design to enhance an equally remarkable site.

Image Courtesy © DVVD

Image Courtesy © DVVD

  • Architects: DVVD Architectes
  • Project: On the Loing Overpass
  • Location: Moret-sur-Loing (Seine-et-Marne), France
  • Photography: D.Rousselot
  • Contracting authority: Inter-municipal Syndicate of Boundary Developers
  • Architecture, engineering, design: DVVD – Paula Castro, Céline Cerisier, Vincent Dominguez, Toma Dryjski, Bertrand Potel, Louis Ratajczak, Daniel Vaniche
  • Project manager: Carlota Guillen
  • Contractors: Segex (gros-oeuvre), Viry (charpente métallique)
  • Budget : 2 600 000 euros ex. tax
  • Span: 76 metres
  • Lenght: 67 metres
  • Width: 5 metres
  • Competition: 2010
  • Construction: 2014-2015
  • Delivery: June 2015

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The Claude Bernard overpass in Paris, France by DVVD architecture, design and engineering agency

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Article source: v2com

A linking structure on the Boulevard Périphérique between Paris and Aubervilliers, the Claude Bernard overpass, which bears the distinctive stamp of the DVVD architecture, design and engineering agency, has been in service since 2nd October 2015. Sympathetic to its environment, this sculpted structure, formed entirely of curves, is a strong landmark in the changing panorama of the capital.

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

Image Courtesy © Luc Boegly

  • Architects: DVVD architecture, design and engineering agency
  • Project: The Claude Bernard overpass
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Photography: Nathalie Prébende, Luc Boegly and Yam Studio
  • DVVD team: Paula Castro, Céline Cerisier, Vincent Dominguez, Toma Dryjski, Bertrand Potel, Louis Ratajczak, Daniel Vaniche
  • Project Manager: Clément Carrière, Nicolas Didier
  • Contractors: Segex / Razel-bec (structural works), Viry (metal framework), Agrigex (landscaping)
  • Budget (design analyses and works): 8,5 M € HT, 2012 values
  • Span excluding ramps: 98 metres
  • Span: 60 mètres
  • Width: 4 metres
  • Steelwork: 120 tons
  • Surface area: 392 m2
  • Competition: 2013
  • Design analyses: 2013-2014
  • Project: 2014-2015
  • Delivery: 3rd october 2015

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The Solar Zigzag Footbridge by Jantzen studio

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Article source: Jantzen studio

The Solar Zigzag Footbridge is a design proposal for a public functional art structure. The painted steel bridge is designed to span one hundred feet over a roadway, a stream, or a ravine. The structure is thirty-two feet tall, and eighteen feet wide. It is made from six overlapping triangular shaped steel trusses that are welded together and separated by a steel and wood planked walkway near the center, and a frame at the top that supports five large solar cell panels. The solar cell panels are used to generate electricity for the community in which the Solar Zigzag Footbridge is located, and to light the structure at night.

Image Courtesy © Jantzen studio

Image Courtesy © Jantzen studio

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Beylikdüzü Valley and Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey by Alper Derinboğaz,Salon

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Article source: Alper Derinboğaz,Salon

Istanbul based award winner studio Alper Derinboğaz,Salon designed Beylikdüzü Life Valley Bridges and Routes masterplan project with the guidelines of possibilities, the ideas, the dreams, and the scenarios under the title of “Keeping the Valley Alive” within shaping the future of the valley will be pieced together with the targets of keeping it livable, accessible, sustainable, feasible. Salon detailed the design process with in 3 main headings, namely Access the Valley, Feel the Valley, and Watch the Valley to make up the backbone of the project with the inclusion of transitions and strong relationships between different scales such as the civil society, the city scale, the district scale, and the bridge scale.

Image Courtesy © Alper Derinboğaz,Salon

Image Courtesy © Alper Derinboğaz,Salon

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A green bridge in Milan, Italy by Gianluca milesi architecture

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Article source: Gianluca milesi architecture

”The Net”

A bridge is built to connect two points and to remove an obstacle.

The “Bussa” is the bridge connecting two parts of the city of Milan separated by a high speed road, a train line and tall buildings. but is closed do the public and in state of neglect and decay.

But a bridge is a connection, so we thought the our project should emphasize this idea of connection.

We thought to a structural “Net” as the physical and symbolic imagine of the project.

Image Courtesy © Gianluca milesi architecture

Image Courtesy © Gianluca milesi architecture

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The bicycle bridge across the Sava River in Slovenia by Dans architects

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

Article source: Dans architects

DANS arhitekti was founded in 2004 by Rok Bogataj, Miha Dešman, Eva Fišer Berlot, Vlatka Ljubanović, and Katarina Pirkmajer Dešman. Their approach leads to architecture that conceives the physical environment, space and culture that we live and work within; architecture that fosters social contacts, acts therapeutically, improves living culture and expands our imagination. Their architecture originates from the reflection of the physical, social, and symbolic context of the location, where it is embedded, and the content it is intended for. DANS arhitekti are most fond of projects with a salient social dimension, such as schools, kindergartens, hospitals, buildings for people with special needs, and, in recent years, they are engaged in the wondrous realm of sacral architecture.

Image Courtesy © Dans architects

Image Courtesy © Dans architects

  • Architects: Dans architects
  • Project: The bicycle bridge across the Sava River
  • Location: Slovenia

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Huashan Bridge in China by SANTIAGO CALATRAVA LLC

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Article source: SANTIAGO CALATRAVA LLC 

Santiago Calatrava has been hired to design three landmark road and pedestrian bridges in the rapidly expanding Chinese city of Huashan. Huashan is situated approximately 20 kilometers east of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province in central China. These three iconic steel bridges will span the new Yangtze River canal, which connects to feeder lakes of the Yangtze River. The trio of bridges, called Xihu, Xianbi and Lincong, will facilitate vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians between the two sides and along the banks of the rapidly developing city. The construction of these bridges is central to the development of Huashan’s new urban center.

Artistic impression of an aerial view of the canal, Image Courtesy © Santiago Calatrava LLC

Artistic impression of an aerial view of the canal, Image Courtesy © Santiago Calatrava LLC

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SALFORD MEADOWS BRIDGE in England by Atelier Zündel Cristea

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

Article source: Atelier Zündel Cristea

The scope of this project is to provide a new crossing for pedestrians, over the River Irwell from the A6, to The Meadow on the North of the river. It will help to unlock the vast development potential of a major corridor linking Salford and Manchester.

Image Courtesy © Atelier Zündel Cristea

Image Courtesy © Atelier Zündel Cristea

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