ARGANZUELA FOOTBRIDGE OVER THE MANZANARES RIVER

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Location: Madrid. Spain

Owner: Madrid City Council

Type: Spatial steel structure

Design: 2008 - 2009

Construction: 2010 - 2011

Architects: Dominique Perrault Architecture (France)

Scope of work: Basic design, construction design & technical assistance to construction

Description

The double footbridge at the Arganzuela Park crosses the Manzanares river , linking both riversides and providing the City of Madrid access to the new Arganzuela Park.

The footbridge consists of two single span bodies: one 150 m long with a main span of 115 m over the Manzanares River, and one 128 m long with a main span of 96 m over the park. Both bodies meet at an artificial hill, from which pedestrians and cyclists may enter the park.

The main bearing structure is a spatial truss with circular cross section which diagonals are curved rectangular tubes inscribed in a tronco-conical surface.

Technical specifications

- Main span: 115 m
- Deck width: 4.5 - 7.35 m
- Length: 150 + 128 m


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