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General Information

Other name(s): Jetée du Mont-Saint-Michel
Beginning of works: January 2012
Completion: December 2014
Status: in use

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Location: , , ,
See also: Caserne Dam (2008)
Coordinates: 48° 37' 55.96" N    1° 30' 32.59" W
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Technical Information


width 11.50 m
length 1 000 m
bridge surface 10 580 m²
standard span lengths 12 m


piers steel tubes
deck slab reinforced concrete
cross beams steel
girders steel


The objective of the project coming out of the competition was to design a structure that replaces the existing dam, which integrates itself unobtrusively into the seemingly unending coastal landscape of the world culture heritage site, and regains the maritime character of Mont Saint Michel. The footbridge leads the pedestrian in a sweeping motion to the mountain, presenting different perspectives for views along the way. Inspired by the classical boating dock, thin steel columns that impact the water flow of the tides only minimally, support the concrete slab. The minimal column spacing of 12 m allows for a maximized reduction in the slab cross-section, so that the bridge appears to float above the water. The transparent wooden pavement of the footpath rests on steel consoles on each side.

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