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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/2010/04/23/worl...-in-singapore/

sperling overpass in the vancouver area:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/thebuzzer/3614711131/


http://www.flickr.com/photos/waferboard/3715472788/

peace bridge in calgary:



http://www.archdaily.com/32134/peace...ago-calatrava/
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47th Street Pedestrian Bridge, Chicago


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Old Plank Road Bridge, Frankfort, IL


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Wow, I don't mean to be a douche but that Austin bridge is awful.
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Pedestrian Bridge over Disneyland Drive in Anaheim, California
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Hungerford Pedestrian Bridges (a Golden Jubilee Bridges - both alongside the Hungerford Railway Bridge)

Source: Katarina 2353 @ Flickr


Millennium Bridge

Source: Nickin exsilio @ Flickr


Green Mile Park Bridge (carries the park over a dual carriageway)

Source: unexpected bacon @ Flickr


Royal Victoria Dock Bridge

Source: darquati @ Flickr


West India Quay Floating Bridge

Source: notcub @ Flickr


Heron Quay Bridge

Source: Jan Lykke @ Flickr


Paddington Scorpion Bridge (folds right up into a hexagon-shape)

Source: Colin Bridger @ Flickr

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











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.

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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:

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Construction began a couple months ago, and it will be completed by fall 2010.
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The St. Patrick's Island Bridge is really nice
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Pfluger Bridge in Austin, TX...


http://www.flickr.com/photos/zug55/
This pic looks very "China" to me. And yes, the bridge is a unfortunately a bit grotesque.
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Rail-trail bridges across the Youghiogheny River, Ohiopyle, PA. Really spectacular stuff.
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South Coast Plaza pedestrian bridge, Orange County, California


Millennium Park pedestrian bridge, Chicago


Sundial pedestrian bridge, Redding California


Museum of Flight pedestrian bridge, Seattle


Henderson Waves pedestrian bridge, Singapore


Millennium Bridge, London


Ponte della Costituzione, Venice


Bridge Pavilion, Zaragoza, Spain


Zubizuri Bridge, Bilbao, Spain


Gateshead Millennium Bridge, UK


Borneo-Sporenburg Brige, Amsterdam


Kurilpa Bridge, Brisbane


Petronas Bridge, Kuala Lumpur


Rialto Bridge, Venice


Ponte Vecchioe, Florence
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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/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.


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Pfluger Bridge in Austin, TX...


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


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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/55957/footb...farzin-studio/
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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.
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