Signature Footbridges: Technical and Aesthetic Design Considerations [CS7a]In recent years, there has been a desire worldwide for creating landmark bridges and structures. More surprisingly however is the abundance of signature bridges that serve only pedestrians and cyclists. What used to be generally functional, inexpensive structures to design are becoming new urban destinations and works of art. Finding a balance between technical and aesthetic design considerations is part of the new challenge facing engineers and architects during the design of a footbridge. This presentation will include dozens of signature footbridges that have successfully (and less successfully) addressed multi-facet requirements.
- Date: 3/22/2017 - 3/24/2017
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Sylvain Montminy; Terri Meyer Boake