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Boston Esplanade Pedestrian Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts by Rosales + Partners

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Article source: Rosales + Partners

The Boston Esplanade Pedestrian Bridge is proposed as part of the master plan to restore the iconic 1908 Longfellow Bridge across the Charles River between Boston and Cambridge. The existing, obsolete pedestrian bridge next to the historic bridge will be replaced with a wider, ADA compliant bridge that will better complement the arches of the historic structure.

Image Courtesy Rosales + Partners

  • Architects: Rosales + Partners
  • Project: Boston Esplanade Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Bridge Architect: Miguel Rosales, AIA
  • Primary Design Engineer: Jacobs Engineering
  • Final Design Engineer and Engineer of Record: STV, Inc.
  • Contractor: White-Skanska-Consigli

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Footbridge Over the Railways in Villetaneuse, France

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Article source: DVVD

The long-awaited Villetaneuse Université interchange is now taking shape. Although this is a good thing in terms of urban development, it also exacerbates the division between north and south due to the ensuing concentration of networks and traffic lanes. Consequently, the footbridge serves a twofold role: access to the station and a link between neighbourhoods. It needs to play its part in the interchange at the same time as fulfilling its role as an urban connection between North and South, improving traffic flow. As an urban landmark, it must also create clarity for the town’s flagship spaces and buildings: the Town Hall, University, sailing centre, interchange, and so on.

Image Courtesy © EPA / PhGuignard 

  • Architects: DVVD | Engineers Architects Designers
  • Project: Footbridge Over the Railways
  • Location: Villetaneuse, France
  • Photography: Cyril Sancereau, EPA / PhGuignard
  • Client: EPA Plaine de France
  • Engineers: DVVD
  • Length: 156 meters
  • Steel weight: 450 tons
  • Budget: 5 000 000 euros
  • Construction work: 2010-2012
  • PRIZE: 2013 A+ Awards winner, Architecture+Mobility category (two prizes: Jury and Popular Choice Awards)
  • Software used: Robot – Bisco – Autocad – Revit Architecture – Studio Max – Adobe CS5.5

Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Bridge in Fort Worth, Texas by Rosales + Partners Architects

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Article source: Rosales + Partners Architects

The Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Pedestrian Bridge crosses over the Trinity River connecting Trinity Park to a new trail that terminates in downtown Fort Worth. The bridge has a graceful profile that enhances the serene and beautiful landscape. A steel arch with a span of 163’ (49.5m) supports steel stress ribbon segments and precast concrete planks over the river complementing the adjacent historic Lancaster vehicular bridge.

Image Courtesy Rosales + Partners Architects 

  • Architects: Rosales + Partners Architects
  • Project: Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Bridge
  • Location: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
  • Bridge Architect: Miguel Rosales, AIA
  • Engineer of Record: John Dewar, P.E., S.E.
  • Structural Bridge Engineer: Michael Stein, P.E.
  • Contractor: Danny Krieg
  • Software used: SOFiSTiK to complete the structural analysis

The Gold Line Bridge in Arcadia, California by Andrew Leicester

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Article source: Andrew Leicester 

As the largest, single public art/transit infrastructure project in California, we believe the Gold Line Bridge would be a very unique and special entry for coverage. The Gold Line Bridge has set many precedents. The Construction Authority wanted the art to lead the engineering, so an artist was hired before the architect and contractor. In 2010, the Construction Authority put out a national call and selected Andrew Leicester, an award-winning public artist from Minnesota.

Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority : Image Courtesy Andrew Leicester 

  • Artist: Andrew Leicester
  • Project: The Gold Line Bridge
  • Location: San Gabriel Valley, California
  • Date: Completed December 15, 2012
  • Dimensions: 584-linear feet (115 feet between the centerlines of the two signature baskets)
  • Materials: Concrete with steel reinforcement (the project required 6,500 cubic yards of concrete and 1.3 million pounds of steel)
  • Art Concept Advisor: Andrew Leicester
  • Architect/Designer: AECOM
  • Contractor: Skanska USA Civil West
  • Commissioner/Owner: The Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority
  • Software used: 
    • Microstation V8i 3D for architectural design
    • For structural calculations:
      • SAP2000
      • VBridge
      • VBent
      • XTRACT
      • LPile
    • For structural calculations:
      • WinBDS
      • BrgABUT
    • For Hydrology/Hydraulics
      • LA County TC_Calculator
      • Bentley Flowmaster
    • For Alignment Design
      • InRoads

Hovenring Bicycle Roundabout in Eindhoven, Netherlands by IPV Delft

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Article source: IPV Delft

The spectacular  circular cycle bridge in the Dutch city of Eindhoven has recently been opened to the public. The cable-stayed bridge, designed by ipv Delft, offers cyclists and pedestrians an exciting crossover. With its impressive pylon, 72 metre diameter, thin deck and conspicuous lighting, the cyclist roundabout is a new landmark for the city.

Image Courtesy IPV Delft

  • Architects: IPV Delft
  • Project: Hovenring Bicycle Roundabout
  • Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Software used: Autocad Mechanical for the conceptual and architectural design of the Hovenring, while Tekla Structures was used for the implementation design

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Festina Lente in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina by Amila Hrustic

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

Article source: Amila Hrustic

Festina Lente (lat. hurry slowly), lightweight, agile,adaptable casual contact among all objects and human beings.

The basic idea of the bridge is the union of the secular and spiritual and to establish a balance between left and right side.

Image Courtesy Amila Hrustic

  • Architects: Amila Hrustic
  • Project: Festina Lente
  • Location: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Authors: Adnan Alagić,Bojan Kanlić i Amila Hrustić
  • Software used: At the time it was made in Sketchup – just few sketches. The main model was made as a little prototype in real 3D.

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Water at-traction in Paris, France by bureau faceB

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Article source: bureau faceB

New structure for new uses : a pedestrian bridge to stroll along the water

It’s in the heart of the city. One of its major attraction. However, you can barely feel it. Maybe on a boat, a little bit on bridges, anyway without intimacy. On the contrary La Seine has to be seen as an out of time place, telling you stories and History. A link through time and space: the water attraction.

Image Courtesy François Marcuz

  • Architects: bureau faceB
  • Project: Water at-traction
  • Location: La Seine, Paris, France
  • Photograph: François Marcuz
  • Design Team: Arnaud Malras, François Marcuz, Camille Mourier, Germain Pluvinage
  • Software used: Blender and Autocad

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Melkweg Bridge in Purmerend, the Netherlands by NEXT Architects

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Article source: NEXT Architects

The Melkweg bridge is located in Purmerend, the Netherlands. The bridge is part of the masterplan ‘De Kanaalsprong’ and connects the historic city center with the towns’ new district.

“The aim of the design team was to create a new area with a specific identity, which could work as a connector between the old and the new centre.”

Image Courtesy Jeroen Musch 

  • Architects: NEXT Architects
  • Project: Melkweg Bridge
  • Location: Purmerend, the Netherlands
  • Photography: Jeroen Musch, Piet Jonker
  • Program: Bridge
  • Span: 66 mtr
  • Cost / Value: Euro 6.000.000,00
  • Status: Completed
  • Preliminary design: Sep 2007
  • Final design: Nov 2009
  • Start building: May 2011
  • Completion: Oct 2012
  • Client: Municipality of Purmerend
  • Collaborator: Ronald Rietveld Landschaparchitectuur
  • Advisor construction: Ingenieurs Bureau Amsterdam (IBA), ABT adviesbureau voor Bouwtechniek
  • Contractor(s): Van Hattum en Blankevoort
  • Main contractor: VSF
  • Installations: Istemawa

Iconic Pedestrian Bridge in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Francesco Piffari

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Article source: Francesco Piffari

INTRODUCTION

What is a bridge in the collective imagination? How to obtain livable spaces from a passing-by architecture? How to push the design to its boundaries and at the same time satisfy the requests for traffic flows, wheelchair access, integration in the urban context, sustainability looking, clarity and comprehensibility of the program?

Image Courtesy Francesco Piffari

  • Architects: Francesco Piffari
  • Project: Iconic Pedestrian Bridge
  • Location:  Amstel 51, Amsterdam, Netherlands (in front of Hermitage Amsterdam Museum)
  • Type: One stage international idea competition
  • Hosted by: [AC-CA] Architectural Competition
  • Software used: Rhino, vRay for Rhino, Photoshop and Autocad
  • Program:

    • Pedestrian Bridge: on the central axis of the museum, 90 m long, 4m wide minimum
    • Cafe: 100 sqm with enough space for 20 tables together with a small area for snack
    • Bicycle Repair: 50 sqm with two repair stations
    • Services: 20 sqm for 4 toilets cubicles; 30 sqm for office, changing room, storage; 30 bike racks
    • TOTAL: 200 sqm
  • Mission:Design an Iconic Pedestrin Bridge in the heart of Amsterdam which could:
    • Encourage and reward design excellence between architecture and engineering.
    • Research, respond to and highlight the unique aspects of designing an original footbridge.
    • To generate the discussion of ideas regarding the functionality of bridges in relation with art and sculpture.
    • Encourage the employment of sustainable design in all aspects of the proposal.

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Kiss Bridge in Alicante, Spain by Joaquin Alvado Bañon

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Article source: Joaquin Alvado Baño

The project has been thought to establish a relationship between two different parts of the town, divided by a rainwater channel. Each side of the channel causes a different way to cross, a new shape to define a border. The connection is a kiss, a softy touch of structures. The bridge is a new way to understand the city.

The beams have been structurally designed as the Japanese art of paper folding called “origami”. The material we have used is white concrete plate instead of paper. The two geometrically different parts have different structural behavior. The first part has a large cantilever beam 16 m length, while the second has a Y plan geometry comprising the main path itself and a Venetian stairs. The length of the main path of both structures is over 60 m.

Image Courtesy © Justo Oliva

  • Architects: Joaquin Alvado Bañon
  • Project: “Kiss Bridge”.  White Concrete Footbridge
  • Location: Pilar de la Horadada, Alicante, Spain
  • Photographs: Justo Oliva 
  • Structural Engineers: Salvador Ivorra, Miguel Angel Crespo,
  • Geometry: Rafael Guillem and David Jimenez (Geometry)
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Texts: Justo Oliva and Authors

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