L'Argens Bridge

Tags: infrastructure, steel, bridges

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  • Client: Private
  • Designer: Webb Yates Engineers/John Horton
  • Contractor: John Horton
  • Photography: John Horton, Client & Webb Yates Engineers
L'Argens Bridge - Webb Yates Engineers
L'Argens Bridge - Webb Yates Engineers
L'Argens Bridge - Webb Yates Engineers
L'Argens Bridge - Webb Yates Engineers

This 30m span pedestrian suspension bridge was designed to be very lightweight and low impact. It 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, near Toulon, 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.

 

 

Awards

  1. Structural Awards 2014, for Pedestrian Bridges, shortlisted, Jan 2014
  2. AJ Small Projects Awards 2014, shorlisted, Jan 2014

Press

  1. L'Argens - LAK, June 2014
  2. L'Argens - AJ SPA 2014, February 2014