FOOTBRIDGE AT THE CAMPUS AS LAGOAS MARCOSENDE

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Location: Vigo (Spain)

Owner: Cidade Universitaria S.A.

Type: Multiple span sculptural footbridge. Concrete and composite structures

Design: 2002

Construction: 2002 - 2003

Architects: EMBT. Enric Miralles & Benedetta Tagliabue

Scope of work: Basic design, construction design, construction management

Description

This footbridge of Vigo’s University Campus (As Lagoas Marcosende) is part of the new urban development project of the area. While being essentially a place of transit, this walkway is also thought to be a place to dwell and enjoy the beautiful views.

The structure is composed of three spans. The outer spans are composite sections whereas the central span is made out of reinforced concrete. The piers have also been carried out in reinforced concrete and give the whole a strong formal expression.

Technical specifications

- Length: 106.7 m
- Main span: 40.25 m
- Breadth: 3.3 - 5.3 m