Category Archives: Bridges

Point Resolution Bridge by Warren & Mahoney

By : Dennis Franklin | 13 Sep 2013 7:43 am | Bridges

Auckland Council invited the architectural practice of Warren and Mahoney to create a new design to replace the pedestrian bridge which connects Auckland’s waterfront to a headland since the original bridge was built during the 1930s and it suffered from severe structural fatigue while also needing to be raised due to the electrification of the rail network of the city. The Point Resolution Bridge goes along the waterfront and is also close to the historic salt water Parnell Baths so…

Høse Bridge by Rintala Eggertsson Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 16 Aug 2013 6:17 pm | Bridges

The Hose Bridge located north of the town Sand in Suldal, Norway was designed by the practice of Rintala Eggertsson Architects after a thorough design process that began in 2008 when the results of a former referendum and design workshop on the initial ideas have been finished. The purpose of the bridge is to offer a link between the town and the nearby surroundings which the inhabitants of the town use as a recreation area. Due to the bridge the…

Lower Hatea Crossing by Knight Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Aug 2013 6:31 pm | Bridges

After winning the competition for the design of the Lower Haltea Crossing in Whangarei, New Zeeland, the Knight Architects practice created this beautiful bridge which will reduce the congestion in the city’s center and offer better access to the Whangarei Heads and the airport. The bridge crosses 265 meters of river and it features permanent minimum headroom for river users along with a 25 meter wide lifting section that permits the vessels with a height of more than 7.5 meters…

Scale Lane Bridge by McDowell+Benedetti Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 2 Aug 2013 12:55 pm | Bridges

The Scale Lane Bridge over the River Hull in Kingston upon Hull, England was designed  by the practice of McDowell + Benedetti Architects and it is opened to the public to provide the experience of standing on the bridge while it opens or closes the river traffic, making it the first bridge in the world to offer this experience. The material used is black steel to make it seem even stronger than it is and the design was chosen at…

Lugner Bridge by Bulant & Wailzer

By : Dennis Franklin | 23 Jul 2013 6:34 pm | Bridges

Designed by the architectural practice of Bulant & Wailzer, the Lugner Bridge connects the historical Otto Wagner metro station with a horizontal platform above the traffic streams of the Guertel and then leads to the Lunger City which is one of the entertainment and shopping centers of Vienna. The Lunger City has a pedestrian axis which reaches the City Event Hall and the bridge is the first element of this axis thus acting as an entrance and landmark for the…

Garden bridge over River Thames by Thomas Heatherwick

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jun 2013 5:17 pm | Bridges

This proposal for a garden spanning over the Thames River as a new pedestrian bridge was designed by Thomas Heatherwick at Heatherwick Studio after he won a tender from Transport for London to develop ideas to improve the pedestrian passages across the river. His design proposes two fluted piers which support a walkway on which a lot of vegetation is planted to create a pleasant surrounding and also offer a great view of the surroundings. According to the designer, London…

Alfenz Bridge by Marte Marte Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jun 2013 1:36 pm | Bridges

Located in the Montafon Valley in Austria and acting as the railway, federal highway and cycling path of the area, the Alfenz Bridge was designed in 2010 by the practice of Marte Marte Architects in a region surrounded by high mountain ranges. The bridge is parallel with the valley and it crosses the Alfenz River from the east offering a safe passage to the pedestrians and cyclists. The bridge is built with concrete, having no supporting structure under it, but…

Villetaneuse Footbridge by DVVD

By : Dennis Franklin | 11 Apr 2013 9:24 am | Bridges, Urban

The French commune of Villetaneuse is the home of the Institut Galilee, a prestigious polytechnic science institute of the University of Paris North and with such an important edifice in its midst, it should seem only natural that the commune should also have a work of engineering of equal importance. The practice of DVVD tried (and managed) to do just this with the Footbridge Over the Railways they designed, a pedestrian bridge of 155 meters in length that connects areas…

Bridge Bounce in Paris

By : Dennis Franklin | 5 Mar 2013 2:24 pm | Bridges

Located in Paris, France, this project aims at offering a means of urban gathering through the employment of a playful and alternative mode of transportation across the Seine River. The Bridge Bounce is an inflatable bridge and it features trampolines to make the pedestrians bounce across the river, rather than just walk. Each of the inflatable modules has 30 meters in diameter and in the center of each ring there is a stretched trampoline mesh. Each of the modules is…

The Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver, Canada

By : Mark V | 13 Feb 2013 12:13 am | Bridges, Infrastructure

Built in 1889, the Capilano Suspension Bridge in Vancouver seems like it comes from an Indiana Jones film and is sure to make your legs soften when you reach its middle. Its original designer was the Scottish engineer George Grant Mackay and made this bridge out of simple wood, while this structure was replaced a few years later by a wire cable bridge. In the year 1956 it got rebuilt from scratch and around the same period the natives started…

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