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Old Posted Jul 15, 2010, 5:23 PM
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Little Rock's Big Dam bridge:









It's not exactly an architectural marvel, but it's apparently the longest purpose-built pedestrian bridge in N. America. It was constructed over an existing dam on the Arkansas River and lights up and night. We walked across it while visiting family in AR a few years back and it was a pretty cool experience.

There is also an old railroad bridge next to the Clinton Library that was recently converted to a pedestrian bridge:

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Can Gili Footbridge / Alfa Polaris
Architects: Alfa Polaris S.L.
Location: Borough of Granollers, Spain
Architectural Design Firm: Xavier Font, Alfa Polaris
Project Area: 40 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Xavier Font






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Old Posted Nov 3, 2010, 5:47 PM
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Point Bonita lighthouse suspension bridge in the Marin Headlands.
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Point Bonita lighthouse suspension bridge in the Marin Headlands.
Fixed that for ya. Interesting bridge.

And one more: The Winooski River Bridge on the Burlington Waterfront Bikepath.


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We need someone to post some photos of the "Purple People Pedestrian Bridge" in Cincinnati, along with the fantastic curved suspension pedestrian bridge in Greenville, SC!

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Pedestrian Bridge / JLCG Arquitectos
Architects: João Luís Carrilho da Graça, arquitecto + AFA, Consult, Lda.
Location: Covilhã, Portugal




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The Old Salem Timber Pedestrian Bridge in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Built through a partnership between Old Salem, the North Carolina Department of Transportation and the City of Winston-Salem. The bridge reflects the unique culture and historic character of Winston-Salem. The award winning bridge is a 120-foot modified Burr-arch truss bridge designed by David Fischetti and built using skilled craftsmen utilizing 19th century building techniques. The timbers used are reclaimed from a demolished fertilizer plant in Chesapeake, the 1886 Champion Paper Mill in Canton and 260 year-old timbers pulled from the cotton docks of Savannah Harbor. A Burr-arch truss was a bridge Moravian settlers would have built in the early 1800s as Winston-Salem grew. Burr-arch trussed bridges were built near other Moravian cities in Pennsylvania. Theodore Burr (1771-1822) obtained a patent for this bridge style in 1817. The first Burr-arch bridge was built across the Hudson River in New York in 1804. The Old Salem Timber Pedestrian Bridge was built in December 1998 at a cost of $1,950,910.


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It connects a visitor center designed by architect Robert Venturi to the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts and the Old Salem National Landmark District (Winston-Salem's lower downtown), developed in the mid-1700s. The steps and ramps connect to the Winston-Salem Pedestrian Walkway System of bike and walking paths on the Visitor's Center side.


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Other fun pedestrian bridges in Winston-Salem:


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Lake Kathryn Waterfall Bridge, designed by architect Charles Barton Keen and built in 1914 (National Register of Historic Places)


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Freight House Pedestrian Bridge / BNIM
Architect: BNIM
Location: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Project Team: TranSystems Corporation
General Contractor: JE Dunn Construction
Project Year: 2006
Photographs: Farshid Assassi, BNIM

Once located along the riverfront, the Pencoyd Railroad Bridge was built in 1892 and closed in 1970. Led by BNIM, the recipient of the 2011 AIA National Architecture Firm Award, this historic bridge was relocated in 2006 to a new home where it became part of a new pedestrian link spanning the railroad artery separating the revitalized Crossroads district from popular civic destinations to the south.




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I've been on that bridge... it's railfan central, packed with balding bespectacled men carrying huge cameras.

It's a cool bridge, and I love the re-use of an older structure, but the fact that one end is in a private building is a point against it, since you can't use the bridge outside of Union Station's operating hours.
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Two more nice ones in the greater Phoenix area:



The peaks mimic the Phoenix mountains in the distance.

This small pedestrian bridge over a canal in downtown Scottsdale. It was designed by the legendary (and loony) Palao Soleri:




Its also a sun dial.
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The Belle Isle pedestrian bridge in Richmond, Virginia is suspended from the freeway bridge above. Simple but effective.





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Couple of canal towpath bridges from south east England:


http://narrowboathadar.blogspot.com/...1_archive.htmlHadar Keith&Jo Lodge


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From SSP's own KevinFromTexas, the recently opened Pfluger Bridge extension in Austin...






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Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir, Paris





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Clever. I like how the series of ramps allows for smooth movement between the elevated plazas and the quays on both sides.
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Arganzuela Footbridge by Dominique Perrault Architecture
Posted by Dave on May 23rd, 2011

Dominique Perrault Architecture have completed the Arganzuela Footbridge in Madrid, Spain.




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Tynehead Overpass in Surrey BC--opening July 2011

http://www.surrey.ca/plans-strategies/8193.aspx

Pioneer Overpass in Surrey BC--opening July 2011
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Telok Blangah Hill Park’s Flying Bridges Soar Through the Sky
by Yuka Yoneda, 08/10/11








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After revisiting this thread, the following pedestrian bridge is by far my favorite one posted so far. I love how it's carrying greenery and integrates well into the street scape with the shops nestled underneath.

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

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here's my favorite pedestrian bridge in NYC.

Source: Moufle Flickr
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Marsupial Bridge, Milwaukee:


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