Category Archives: Bridges

Rheinring by Marco Hemmerling

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Jul 2014 9:31 am | Bridges

The Rheinring is an arch designed by the architect Marco Hemmerling and it is located at the Rhine Caree between two important bridges, namely the Honenzollerbrucke and the Deutzer Brucke, bringing together the two halves of Cologne, Germany. Next to the archway is a circular construction developed by Stefan Polonyi acting as a pedestrian walkway that can be accessed from the Altstadt to the west as well as from the Rhine Boulevard to the east. The ring above the river…

New St. Elmo Breakwater Footbridge in Valletta Grand Harbour by Arenas & Asociados

By : Dennis Franklin | 3 May 2014 3:22 pm | Bridges

The Arenas & Asociados architectural practice designed the New St. Elmo Breakwater Footbridge in the Valletta Grand Harbour which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was used during the Roman Empire as a port and as a naval station for the Knights of Saint John during the 18th century. The site served as a British naval station until the 1970s and between 1903 and 1909 two arms made of limestone and concrete bricks were raised to make the port…

Passerelle de la Paix by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

By : Dennis Franklin | 21 Mar 2014 9:44 pm | Bridges

Called Passerelle de la Paix, this new bridge crosses over the Rhone River and is located in Lyon, France offering a great place from where to admire the urban landscape while traversing either on foot or cycling. The project was designed by the practice of Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes and it is a part of a city development to the north linking the Cite Internationale conference center and the St. Claire along with two parks called the Parc de la Tete…

Ölhafen Bridge by schneider+schumacher

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Mar 2014 8:01 pm | Bridges

The Olhafen Bridge was designed by the Schneider + Schumacher architectural practice for the pedestrians and cyclists that want to enter the oil terminal harbor located along the Main River in Raunheim, Germany. The bridge spans over a length of 170 meters across the entrance to the oil terminal and it can be accessed through a spiraling ramp that gives the project a sculptural character. The structural engineers of the project are SchusslerPlan and the style of the bridge is…

Ayang Railroad Bridge by CA plan

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Jan 2014 2:15 pm | Bridges

The CA plan architectural practice redesigned the Ayanggichatgil project converting a closed railroad bridge which was originally built in 1935 and located in Dong-Gu, Daegu, South Korea so that it now includes cultural service facilities. The project led to an economic activation of the area and contributed to the local development. The bridge now hosts services such as a meditation institute, observatory space, rest areas and a museum which fused civil construction and material engineering to ensure the preservation of…

Solvesborg Bridge by Ljusarkitektur

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Dec 2013 6:59 pm | Bridges

Completed in 2013, the Solvesborg Bridge in Sweden is the longest pedestrian bridge in Europe reaching across the bay of Solvesbord and connecting it to the new housing area called Ljungaviken. The project was designed by the Ljusarkitektur practice which is a part of AF Lighting and it develops a unique lighting scheme to make it visible from afar. The LED fixtures were created by Lumenpulse and they change colors to highlight the arches. The bridge spans over a length…

Changsha Bridge by NEXT architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Nov 2013 3:06 pm | Bridges

The first prize in the international competition to design the pedestrian bridge over the Meixi Lake in Changsha, the capital city of Hunan, China, was won by the practice of NEXT architects with their original project. The footbridge will become “more than just a connection” since it was designed as an attractive public space that will integrate recreational, ecological and touristic programs in the elevated parkway spreading over 150 meters in length and 24 meters in height. This will comprise…

Salford Elliptical Bridge proposal by Penda

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Oct 2013 5:39 pm | Bridges

The designers Alex Daxbock and Chris Precht of the Penda architectural practice proposed this elliptical shaped bridge which changes its appearance according to the angle of the viewer. The project was created for the Meadows Salford Bridge Competition and when it is viewed from the sides it looks like a regular suspended bridge while when the observer gets closer the structure opens up to a rounded volume in which the pedestrians seem to be swallowed while they cross over. The…

Schanerloch Bridge by Marte Marte Architekten

By : Dennis Franklin | 30 Sep 2013 5:44 pm | Bridges

The Schanerloch Bridge isn’t the first bridge which the Austrian practice of Marte Marte Architekten designed and we have covered another one here, but unlike the Alfenz Bridge, in this project they tried to minimize the structure to a tangential curve which twists to connect the roads on both sides of the Dorbirner Ache River. The shape of the bridge is that of the stone arch and the predominant material is reinforced concrete spanning the gorge which bears the same…

Vroenhoven Bridge by Ney&Partners

By : Dennis Franklin | 26 Sep 2013 7:03 pm | Bridges

The architectural practice of Ney&Partners won the open competition for the design of the Vroenhoven Bridge in Riemst, Belgium and they collaborated with the artist Jozef Legrand to perform a complete study of the structure, architecture and landscape with their project. The Albert Canal on which the bridge resides was broadened for river traffic and the new bridge allows a free width of 86 meters for boat passage with a central span of 100 meters while also preserving the historical…

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