In suburban neighbourhood of Bergen, Norway, a new cycle and footbridge has been commissioned to cross a busy street and a railway track. The state authority, Statens vegvesen, was looking for a maintenance free design that can withstand extreme weather and de-icing salt agents. What’s more, steel was excluded because it would interfere with the overhead line from the trains.
We designed a hybrid truss with cable stays made for 100% out of Fibre Reinforced Polymers. The modern design of the truss relays in a contemporary way to the industrial rail architecture.
|Client||Statens Vegvesen||Period||2016 - 2019|
|Location||Bergen, Norway||Services||Architecture, Structural Design, FRP engineering|
|Scope||Composite (FRP) cycle and footbridge, main span 42 metre||Team||Joris Smits, Liesbeth Tromp, Kees van IJselmuijden, Maria Selkou|
Lead architect & bridge designer
Project Manager & Consultant Fiber Reinforced Polymers