Bridge in the South of France

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Alex and Steve have just helped erect a 30m span pedestrian suspension bridge for a private client in the South of France.

The bridge near Toulon, designed to be very lightweight and low impact, was fabricated in 15 sections made up of a perimeter frame with crossing bars at varying angles forming the shell. The sections and supporting cables were transported to the South of France and assembled using a zip wire to haul them across and fixed in place one by one due to an extremely inaccessible site. The light weight of the structure and flexibility of the supporting cables meant that during construction the bridge form evolved as each new section was installed.