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amor de cosmos Apr 24, 2010 3:34 AM

pedestrian bridges
 
Is there already a thread just for cool pedestrian bridges? (does there need to be one?)

here's a new double-helix bridge in Singapore:
http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blog...ridge-ed01.jpg http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blog...ridge-ed02.jpg

http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blog...y-Bridge-2.jpg http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blog...y-Bridge-4.jpg
http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/23/worl...-in-singapore/

sperling overpass in the vancouver area:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3307/...776aaf05_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebuzzer/3614711131/

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2549/...f6a14714_o.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/waferboard/3715472788/

peace bridge in calgary:
http://www.archdaily.com/wp-content/...e20calgary.jpg

http://www.archdaily.com/wp-content/...ry20bridge.jpg
http://www.archdaily.com/32134/peace...ago-calatrava/

jtk1519 Apr 24, 2010 6:38 AM

Pfluger Bridge in Austin, TX...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2015/...c819e7f4_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8118888@N03/

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2591/...0006d8ed_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zug55/

http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8...961editjq5.jpg
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=146800

http://www.statesman.com/multimedia/...tr_127502c.jpg
http://www.statesman.com/news/texas/...-a-151580.html

ardecila Apr 24, 2010 7:20 AM

47th Street Pedestrian Bridge, Chicago

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/68/16...26b4a6d041.jpg
wselman

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1070/...1b3a657e52.jpg
nautical2k

ardecila Apr 24, 2010 7:36 AM

Old Plank Road Bridge, Frankfort, IL

http://www.teng.com/tengWS2009/images/oldplank2.jpg
Teng

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/7402/plank4.jpg
Teng

Ch.G, Ch.G Apr 24, 2010 8:00 AM

Wow, I don't mean to be a douche but that Austin bridge is awful.

PragmaticIdealist Apr 24, 2010 9:33 AM

Pedestrian Bridge over Disneyland Drive in Anaheim, California
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/26/41...5e199136_o.jpg

nito Apr 24, 2010 1:13 PM

Hungerford Pedestrian Bridges (a Golden Jubilee Bridges - both alongside the Hungerford Railway Bridge)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3559/...612a722b_o.jpg
Source: Katarina 2353 @ Flickr


Millennium Bridge
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3358/...9ae51aed_b.jpg
Source: Nickin exsilio @ Flickr


Green Mile Park Bridge (carries the park over a dual carriageway)
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/106/3...bdf10bba_b.jpg
Source: unexpected bacon @ Flickr


Royal Victoria Dock Bridge
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/3/346...afdca22c_b.jpg
Source: darquati @ Flickr


West India Quay Floating Bridge
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2350/...30844670_b.jpg
Source: notcub @ Flickr


Heron Quay Bridge
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3292/...c68dbe3a_b.jpg
Source: Jan Lykke @ Flickr


Paddington Scorpion Bridge (folds right up into a hexagon-shape)
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/95/24...656896d4_b.jpg
Source: Colin Bridger @ Flickr

Video Link

frinkprof Apr 24, 2010 4:27 PM

Calgary's other new forthcoming pedestrian bridge. The St. Patrick's Island Bridge:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v311/joshwhit/RFR.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...hwhit/RFR2.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...hwhit/RFR3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...hwhit/RFR4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...hwhit/RFR6.jpg

All from here.

The landing in the middle is the namesake St. Patrick's Island.

This design was chosen in a design competition that had 33 entries, 3 were shortlisted. The renderings above are preliminary, and there will be a more detailed design forthcoming. Construciton will tentatively start in spring 2011.

------------

Here's a video of the Peace Bridge (from the first post of this thread) that was released by Santiago Calatrava and the City of Calgary:

Video Link


Construction began a couple months ago, and it will be completed by fall 2010.

philvia Apr 24, 2010 6:02 PM

The St. Patrick's Island Bridge is really nice

Busy Bee Apr 24, 2010 7:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtk1519 (Post 4810068)

This pic looks very "China" to me. And yes, the bridge is a unfortunately a bit grotesque.

hammersklavier Apr 24, 2010 8:36 PM

http://www.discoverohiopyle.com/imag...g_Ohiopyle.JPG
Source

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...pylebridge.jpg
Source

Rail-trail bridges across the Youghiogheny River, Ohiopyle, PA. Really spectacular stuff.

scalziand Apr 25, 2010 1:06 AM

Relevant thread on SSC:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=362009

muppet Apr 25, 2010 11:58 AM

Millennium Bridge, London

http://images.travelpod.com/users/jc...ium-bridge.jpg http://www.photos-of-london.com/mill...ridge-2005.jpg
http://images.travelpod.com/users/jcharwell, www.photos-of-london.com
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...d_St_Pauls.JPG
www.wikimedia.org
http://www.freefoto.com/images/31/54...ngland_web.jpg
www.freefoto.com

http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/1370690.jpg
CTPAHHbIu, www.panoramio.com

Stratosphere Apr 25, 2010 8:52 PM

South Coast Plaza pedestrian bridge, Orange County, California
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3284/...36ce6c165f.jpg

Millennium Park pedestrian bridge, Chicago
http://www.bostonmuseum.org/images/p...chicago800.jpg

Sundial pedestrian bridge, Redding California
http://www.bostonmuseum.org/images/p...sundial800.jpg

Museum of Flight pedestrian bridge, Seattle
http://www.bostonmuseum.org/images/p...fflight800.jpg

Henderson Waves pedestrian bridge, Singapore
http://www.bostonmuseum.org/images/p.../henderson.jpg

Millennium Bridge, London
http://www.bostonmuseum.org/images/p.../london800.jpg

Ponte della Costituzione, Venice
http://www.bostonmuseum.org/images/p.../venice800.jpg

Bridge Pavilion, Zaragoza, Spain
http://www.bostonmuseum.org/images/p...aragoza800.jpg

Zubizuri Bridge, Bilbao, Spain
http://www.bostonmuseum.org/images/p...ravabilbao.jpg

Gateshead Millennium Bridge, UK
http://www.bostonmuseum.org/images/p...teshead800.jpg

Borneo-Sporenburg Brige, Amsterdam
http://www.bostonmuseum.org/images/p...ges/borneo.jpg

Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane
http://www.bostonmuseum.org/images/p...es/kurilpa.jpg

Petronas Bridge, Kuala Lumpur
http://kenmac.me.uk/assets/images/Jo...s%20Towers.jpg

Rialto Bridge, Venice
http://www.bostonmuseum.org/images/p.../rialto800.jpg

Ponte Vecchioe, Florence
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2016/...397d353ca7.jpg

KevinFromTexas Apr 25, 2010 9:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ch.G, Ch.G (Post 4810123)
Wow, I don't mean to be a douche but that Austin bridge is awful.

Yeah, it's pretty nondescript I know. It gets the job done though. I like that it's open air and doesn't have a cover over it or a bunch of wires or poles obstructing the view. It sits right beside and south of downtown, and then to the west are the hills. It's pretty low on style, but I do like it for the other reasons I mentioned. The City is actually in the process right now of expanding it across Cesar Chavez Street just to the north of it. In the photo below, the right (west) arm of the bridge will expand over the spiral walkway and over the street connecting it to 2nd Street. That whole area of downtown is being developed with thousands of residential units.

Pfluger pedestrian bridge to be extended
http://www.statesman.com/news/local/...ed-179945.html

http://www.statesman.com/multimedia/...tr_127502c.jpg
http://www.statesman.com/news/texas/...-a-151580.html

Here's a model showing a nearby residential project. The taller tower is now planned to be office space. The shorter one is already complete and is apartments. You can see the completed bridge expansion crossing Cesar Chavez up to 2nd Street just south of the residential project.
http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/2...sparkplaza.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtk1519 (Post 4810068)
Pfluger Bridge in Austin, TX...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2591/...0006d8ed_b.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zug55/

This pic looks very "China" to me. And yes, the bridge is a unfortunately a bit grotesque.

It does look very "China". That photo was taken in the morning since the sun is rising. Also the morning fog makes it look like smog. Even the trees look like something you'd see in China. The one on the right is actually a Mesquite tree, which is indigenous to Texas.

ardecila Apr 26, 2010 6:59 AM

It would indeed look far better with that "ramp stub" extended across the street. Right now, it just looks odd.

LMich Apr 26, 2010 8:03 AM

Can't find a good picture, but there is a recent pedestrian bridge connecting both sides of Detroit's Mexicantown that spans I-75 on the city's southwest side:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/...69f2327a_b.jpg
Eridony

amor de cosmos Apr 26, 2010 2:32 PM

maybe it wasn't such a bad idea to start this thread. there are some cool footbridges out there. here's a rendering of another one:

http://www.archdaily.com/wp-content/...1-1000x540.jpg

http://www.archdaily.com/wp-content/...1-1000x540.jpg

http://www.archdaily.com/wp-content/...2-1000x628.jpg

http://www.archdaily.com/55957/footb...farzin-studio/

Jonovision Apr 26, 2010 4:38 PM

That last one is stunning! I really hope it turns out like the renderings. It appears as if it's just hovering on the surface of the water. And the stairs down to the waters edge is genius.

BVictor1 Apr 26, 2010 6:30 PM

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...e_of_Sighs.jpg

Bridge of Sighs, Venice
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...e_of_Sighs.jpg


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