Dolomite Bridge

A slender new bridge for cyclists and pedestrians across a 30 metre wide gorge in north east Italy. The taut spine-like structure gives users a dramatic experience of the gorge and creates an expressive new landmark for the town.

The efficient and economic structure is constructed of precast concrete deck/parapet ‘vertebrae’ sections held apart by steel ‘cartilage’ outriggers and suspended on cable tendons.

Client: Commune Di Ponte Nelle Alpi, Italy

Cost: €1 million

Status: International competition 2011, runner up

Team: McDowell+Benedetti, Price & Myers


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