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Pedestrian bridge (footbridge)
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Old Saint James Centre Footbridge
|Coordinates:||55° 57' 17.04" N 3° 11' 13.92" W|
|total length||50 m|
It is a free standing structure of curved steel tubes of 139.7 x 10 Circular Hollow Sections (CHS) spiraling around six longitudinal 193.7 x 16 CHS located in the top and bottom of the bridge cross-section. The 5m wide x 4m high helix is supported by splayed legs of 457 x 25 CHS springing from concrete plinths. Aluminium planking is used for the decking. Glass panels frame the sides of the walkway and also provide a roof to the structure for pedestrian protection.
Relevant Web Sites
- Scots spiral. In: Bridge Design & Engineering, v. 10, n. 34 (1st Quarter 2004), pp. 62.
- Structural Design of Helical Steel Footbridges. Presented at: Footbridge 2014 - Past, Present & Future, London, 16-18 July 2014. (2014):
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