Category Archives: Bridges

Léon Blum Viaduct Bridge by RFR

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Nov 2014 2:31 pm | Bridges

The Leon Blum Viaduct is a bridge across a high speed rail station and the Boivre river valley in the center of Poitiers, France featuring a design created by the RFR architectural practice in 2014 as a line that connects the historic part of the city to the east with the suburbs toward the west. The bridge is a part of a larger urban renewal program that includes the recently built theater and it replaces a pedestrian structure to incorporate…

Footbridge Ribja brv by Arhitektura d.o.o

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Oct 2014 7:45 pm | Bridges

The Ribja brv Footbridge located in Ljubljana, Slovenia was designed in 2014 by the Arhitektura d.o.o practice in a setting that seems to be inspired from the architecture of Venice with new bridges crossing the river called the Triple Bridge and the Shoemakers bridge that were created as public areas. The famous architect Joze Plecnik, who is responsible for the modern aesthetic of the capital city, is the one who planned the bridge access to the Butchers’ bridge and the…

Paddington Basin Bridge

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Oct 2014 8:34 pm | Bridges

The Knight Architects practice designed the movable footbridge on the waterfront mix-use site at Paddington Basin in the Merchant Square of London, UK and it was created in close collaboration with the AKT II structural engineers. The cantilevered bridge has a length of 20 meters and spans over the Grand Union canal with a system that uses hydraulic jacks to bring the two edges of the development together. The designers wanted the project to act as a kinetic sculpture resembling…

Friedrich Bayer Bridge by LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Sep 2014 12:52 am | Bridges

The Friedrich Bayer Bridge in front of the Bayer Headquarters was designed by the practice of LoebCapote Arquitetura e Urbanismo in 2013 for the City of Sao Paulo, Brazil, to extend the number of bridges for cyclists and pedestrians. The bridge brings together the shores of the Pinheiros River at the spot where it connects with the Canal of Guarapiranga dam and it ensures a better way of accessing the metro station for the employees of Bayer as well as…

Cykelslangen by Dissing + Weitling

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Aug 2014 6:18 pm | Bridges

Cykelslangen is an elevated bicycle ramp commissioned by the Municipality of Copenhagen, Denmark and designed by the Dissing + Weitling architectural practice to pass across the city harbor and lead from the Kalvebod Brygge to the Brygge Island. The bridge begins in Havneholmen and goes to the Fisketorvet shopping center with enough space to allow the cargo bicycles to be passed by those who only want to work out. The separate ramp ensures a more efficient route with a great…

Footbridge and Rail Station Underway in Terni by McDowell + Benedetti

By : Dennis Franklin | 19 Aug 2014 6:04 pm | Bridges

This 3.5 million pound project offers an expanded commuter hub for the Terni rail station in Italy to ensure faster train access to Rome and the project was designed by the McDowell + Benedetti architectural practice after winning an international competition in 2012. The bridge has a length of 180 meters and it has a 60 meter tripod tower with two rings to connect the cables which support the main section of the bridge. The tower can be seen from…

Skyttelbron Bridge by Metro Arkitekter

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Aug 2014 1:42 pm | Bridges

Located in Lund, Sweden, the Skyttelbron Bridge for bicycles and pedestrians was designed by the practice of Metro Arkitekter over the railway tracks of the Central Station in the city to add to the already existing connections between the east and west side of the tracks. The bridge connects the New City Hall to the station and its design features shades of gray, brown and green with a different color for each stair and platform to be seen from outside…

Jetty to Mont Saint-Michel by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Jul 2014 5:30 pm | Bridges

The Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes practice won the competition for the design of the jetty leading from the Normandy coastline to the Mont Saint-Michel that was recently opened to provide pedestrian access to the beautiful medieval mountain village. The project replaced a causeway that had a buildup of sediment since the water flow was restricted and the elevation reduces the problem. The curving pathway spreads over a length of 760 meters and it has this shape in order to provide several…

Ravelijn op den Zoom Floating Bridge by RO&AD

By : Dennis Franklin | 15 Jul 2014 6:12 pm | Bridges

The Ravelijn op den Zoom Floating Bridge designed by the RO&AD architectural practice is located in Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands to pass over the moat built by the Dutch military engineer Menno van Coehoorn in the 18th century giving access to the Ravelijn op den Zoom fortress. The fortress is used for different small events today and this passage ensures an additional way of accessing the small island so that the guests are easier accommodated while also improving the…

Bridge at Buen by 3XN

By : Dennis Franklin | 12 Jul 2014 9:10 am | Bridges

This pedestrian and bicycle bridge was designed by the 3XN Architectural practice to connect the city of Mandal, which is the most southern city in Norway, to the new Buen Cultural Center that is emerging with a design created by the same office. The designers used the same light exterior to connect with the surrounding tones and to stand out next to the wooden houses and narrow streets in the region. There are two clear spaces defined to allow the…

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