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Kaponjärbron Göteborg - The Future of Footbridges in Göteborg


Medium: conference paper
Language(s): en 
Conference: Challenges in Design and Construction of an Innovative and Sustainable Built Environment, 19th IABSE Congress Stockholm, 21-23 September 2016
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Page(s): 1257-1264
Year: 2016
DOI: 10.2749/222137815815775268
Abstract: This paper focuses on the design development of a ground-breaking pedestrian bridge project in Göteborg, Sweden. Building on the city's rich automotive and ship-building industrial heritage; Ramboll's proposal is for an ultra-lightweight FRP structure, thought to be the first of its kind in Sweden.

At less than ¼ the weight of an equivalent structure in steel, the FRP structure requires reduced foundations, imposes minimal loading on fragile historic walls, and greatly eases buildability. The design utilises other sustainable materials in inventive ways to create a graceful, organic monocoque form that appears to float above the waterline.

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