Category Archives: Bridges

Bridge Over the Rhone by Meier + Associes Architectes

By : Dennis Franklin | 1 Nov 2016 5:16 pm | Bridges

Created in 2012 by the practice of Meier + Associes Architectes, this bridge passes over the Rhone River in Les Evouettes, Port-Valais, Switzerland and it also brings a lasting effect to its surrounding landscape through the “horizontal architecture” bringing a metallic element to the fields, road, railway track, embankments and canal which comprise the environment. The bridge has a length of 450 meters and it is only a few meters above the ground acting as a continuous object which reflects…

Blackfriars Solar Bridge by Solarcentury

By : Dennis Franklin | 6 Mar 2016 1:52 am | Bridges

Located at the Blackfriars station in London, UK this bridge is the largest solar bridge in the world featuring 4400 photovoltaic panels and providing the station with half of the energy it requires to operate. The project began through the collaboration of Solarcentury and the England Network Rail which managed to create a symbol of sustainability through their work.  The Blackfriars Solar Bridge passes over the Thames River to allow thousands of commuters to pass from South London. The station…

Sheikh Zayed Bridge by Zaha Hadid Architects

By : Dennis Franklin | 9 Jul 2015 12:49 am | Bridges

The practice of Zaha Hadid Architects designed the Sheikh Zayed Bridge in the city of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, as a third gateway connecting the Abu Dhabi Island to the Gulf toward the south shore. The project began in 1997 and was complete in 2010 with a length of 842 meters and a height of 64 meters. The bridge has a two way highway with four lanes, with a total width of 61 meters, and the bridge features cantilevered…

Fort de Roovere Trench Bridge in Halsteren, Netherlands

By : Mark V | 30 Jun 2015 9:11 am | Bridges, Infrastructure

The strange architecture of the bridge reminds us of a trench, even if its name is the Moses Bridge (or Loopgraafbrug in the native language). It is a contemporary pedestrian bridge that can be found in the Netherlands. The bridge separated the water that surrounds a beautiful 17th century Dutch fort so that the visitors can have a better view of the shallow moat. The materials used were FSC and PEFC Accoya wood, both sustainable materials and the bridge was…

Pedestrian Footbridge by Bar Orian Architects

By : Mark V | 19 Jun 2015 5:07 pm | Bridges, Infrastructure

A new design contest was held for a future pedestrian footbridge in the city of Be’er Sheva in Israel and the ones who won the competition were the people from Bar Orian Architects. The bridge will be a standpoint in the urban development of the city and will act as a link between the university and the industrial zone that is meant to have a futuristic aspect. The climate is a major problem in this area so this is why…

The beautiful Ponte della Musica in Rome

By : Mark V | 18 Jun 2015 4:47 am | Bridges, Infrastructure

Ponte della Musica in Rome, Italy has a historical importance because it is the first public footbridge to ever cross the Tiber since Roman times and it was designed by Buro Happold. The bridge is meant to function as an open public space capable of hosting fairs,ex hibitions and festivals and it can very well work as a tram and bus route,too. It was publicly opened in May of this year by the mayor of Rome,Giovanni Alemanno and the bridge…

The Schuman Bridge by Explorations Architecture

By : Dennis Franklin | 20 Feb 2015 8:05 pm | Bridges

The Explorations Architecture practice created a new connection to the historic center of Lyon, France with a bridge set between two other bridges from the early 19th century that cross over the Saone River. The bridge features two arches defining the open area above the water that acts as a small public area and viewpoint for the pedestrians. The Schuman Bridge, as it is called, is very light to become a part of the landscape and the supporting structure is…

Palo Alto Pedestrian Bridge Over Highway 101

By : Dennis Franklin | 14 Jan 2015 1:31 pm | Bridges

The Palo Alto Pedestrian Bridge passes over the 14-lane Highway 101 at Adobe Creek and offers a “Confluence” project that wants to connect the residential and commercial areas at the southern region of Palo Alto to the Baylands Nature Preserve and to the Bay Trail regional network. The project was created through a collaboration between the 64 North architectural practice, HNTB Engineering, Bionic Landscape Architecture and the sculptor Ned Kahn for the City of Palo Alto and the imposing structure…

Nescio Bridge by Wilkinson Eyre Architects Ltd

By : Dennis Franklin | 18 Dec 2014 7:43 pm | Bridges

The Nescio Bridge located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands was designed by the practice of Wilkinson Eyre Architects Ltd in collaboration with the ARUP engineering team and it is the first suspension bridge in the country, crossing over the Rhine canal at a height of 10 meters above the water level. The designers wanted to impact the region as little as possible so the ecological habitat was taken into consideration. The height of the bridge is also a way of ensuring…

Sava footbridge by Arhitektura d.o.o.

By : Dennis Franklin | 17 Dec 2014 9:15 pm | Bridges

The Sava Footbridge located in Radovljica, Slovenia was designed in 2007 by the Arhitektura d.o.o. practice, the same studio that designed the Ribja Footbridge in Ljubljana which we covered here. The bridge crosses the Sava canyon at Bled and its main purpose was to provide an additional crossing for the hikers in the area. The simple design with transparent edges permits a good view of the water and natural around the structure so that the passers-by can admire the surroundings…

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