Dubai Canal Footbridges: An Engineering Reply to a Stunning Architectural Challenge


Medium: conference paper
Language(s): en 
Conference: Footbridge 2017 Berlin - Tell A Story, 6-8.9.2017, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
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Year: 2017
DOI: 10.24904/footbridge2017.09323
Abstract: As part of a worldwide team of companies involved in the development of the Dubai Water Canal, Redaelli has supplied and installed cable systems for two of the five pedestrian bridges included in the project. This paper summarizes main characteristics and challenges of the supply and installation of cables for this outstanding international cooperation. First the suspended footbridge FB01 and then the arch footbridge FB02 are analysed separately, to provide a clear overview of both structures.

Despite the strict project schedule (the entire development was completed in three years), cables supply and site operations were concluded within the demanded timetable, with all technical and quality requirements successfully achieved.

Keywords: arch bridge, footbridge, architectural design, cable-suspended, full locked coil cable

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