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CLIENT: Lleida Municipality

LOCATION: Lleida (Spain)

KEY ELEMENTS: Pedestrian bridge, Steel structure, GFRP translucent deck panels, Integral bridge

SERVICES: Feasiblity Studies/Conceptual Design, Detailed Design, Assistance During Construction

BUDGET: The cost of the bridge amounts to US$ 5 million

PROJECT DURATION: Design 2008 - Site Supervision 2010

PEDELTA’S KEY PERSONNEL: Juan Sobrino, PhD, PE, PEng, ing.; Agnés Curràs, MSc; Sergio Carratalá, MSc, PE; Jordi Pons, MSc

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In 2000, Lleida City Council organized an open competition for a new pedestrian bridge. Pedelta teamed up in this competition with Arch. R. Domènech. The pedestrian bridge outstands with sober lines, landscape architectural features and delicate details. It is meant to mark the doorway into The Campus and achieves a double function: communication and public space.

The best balance of aesthetics, cost and performance in service (vibrations) has been reached through the selection of a four spans 36.3+49.0+44.3+33.0 m = 164.00 m long embedded into three slender piers of reinforced concrete. Abutments are integrated into either existing or new walls, defining a continuity with the built environment of the city. In this way, an integral bridge (without joints at piers) is obtained, in which the deck is fixed elastically and an elegant and slender structure is achieved. Translucent composite materials (GFRP) have been used in the form of structural floor panels and wall panels for both the railing and the flooring. This high performance structural material requires little maintenance, is lightweight and self-finished, and has been designed to allow backlighting.

 

DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION APPROACH

The structure is designed with double composite action. The steel box girder was assembled using temporary supports.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Sobrino J.A.; Light and Durable Steel-GFRP Pedestrian Bridges. Proceedings of the IABSE Symposium Taller, Longer, Lighter. London, September, 2011.

+ FEATURES

CLIENT: Lleida Municipality

LOCATION: Lleida (Spain)

KEY ELEMENTS: Pedestrian bridge, Steel structure, GFRP translucent deck panels, Integral bridge

SERVICES: Feasiblity Studies/Conceptual Design, Detailed Design, Assistance During Construction

BUDGET: The cost of the bridge amounts to US$ 5 million

PROJECT DURATION: Design 2008 - Site Supervision 2010

PEDELTA’S KEY PERSONNEL: Juan Sobrino, PhD, PE, PEng, ing.; Agnés Curràs, MSc; Sergio Carratalá, MSc, PE; Jordi Pons, MSc

+ DESCRIPTION

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In 2000, Lleida City Council organized an open competition for a new pedestrian bridge. Pedelta teamed up in this competition with Arch. R. Domènech. The pedestrian bridge outstands with sober lines, landscape architectural features and delicate details. It is meant to mark the doorway into The Campus and achieves a double function: communication and public space.

The best balance of aesthetics, cost and performance in service (vibrations) has been reached through the selection of a four spans 36.3+49.0+44.3+33.0 m = 164.00 m long embedded into three slender piers of reinforced concrete. Abutments are integrated into either existing or new walls, defining a continuity with the built environment of the city. In this way, an integral bridge (without joints at piers) is obtained, in which the deck is fixed elastically and an elegant and slender structure is achieved. Translucent composite materials (GFRP) have been used in the form of structural floor panels and wall panels for both the railing and the flooring. This high performance structural material requires little maintenance, is lightweight and self-finished, and has been designed to allow backlighting.

 

DESIGN/CONSTRUCTION APPROACH

The structure is designed with double composite action. The steel box girder was assembled using temporary supports.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Sobrino J.A.; Light and Durable Steel-GFRP Pedestrian Bridges. Proceedings of the IABSE Symposium Taller, Longer, Lighter. London, September, 2011.