Dubai Canal Footbridges: An Engineering Reply to a Stunning Architectural Challenge
|Conference:||Footbridge 2017 Berlin - Tell A Story, 6-8.9.2017, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)|
|Published in:||Footbridge 2017 Berlin - Tell A Story|
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|