Pedestrian/Bike Bridge over Manzanares River in Madrid
Javier Oliva Quecedo
Arturo Ruiz de Villa
|Conference:||Footbridge 2022: Creating Experience, Madrid, Spain, 07-09 September 2022|
|Published in:||Footbridge Madrid 2022 - Creating Experience|
The city of Madrid is making efforts to make the most of the river Manzanares, improving the quality of life of the citizens and increasing the biodiversity. Madrid Rio is the most central and visible side of this work. But there is also a will to extend this enhancement beyond the city center, taking advantage to the fullest extent of the opportunities that a river brings to enhance the urban sustainability of such a big metropolis. The Manzanares Linear Park extends this intervention south along the river. The bridge presented in this work belongs to that linear system; its objective is not just crossing the waterway, since it is a sparsely populated area with other bridges nearby, but rather bringing the trail and the users closer to the river. Limited time was available for design, fabrication and installation of the bridge. This fact had a deep effect on the solution. It is a simple design that consists of three different pieces of similar weight that are manufactured in the workshop and separately brought to the final location where they are quickly assembled by means of pinned connections and without any additional welding on site. Then the whole bridge is craned to its final position.
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