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Arup Singapore - BRIDGE OF DREAMS

BRIDGE OF DREAMS A COLLABORATION OF ENGINEERING INNOVATION, AESTHETICS AND SIMPLICITY TO CREATE A FUNCTIONAL PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE WHICH CROSSES A RIVER AT MIXIA VILLAGE, YUNNAN. THE KEY CONSIDERATION OF THE DESIGN IS TO BALANCE SITE AND CONSTRUCTION CONSTRAINTS WITH FUNCTIONALITY.

ARCHITECTURAL FORM A SLENDER SINGLE TIER BAMBOO DECK SUSPENDED ABOVE THE FLOOD LEVELS, ENABLES AN ELEGANT STRUCTURAL FORM WHICH AIMS TO BLEND SEAMLESSLY INTO THE LUSH, HILLY NATURAL BACKGROUND.

STRUCTURE THE BRIDGE WAS ELEVATED ABOVE EXISTING FLOOD LEVELS AND THE GRAVITY SUPPORT SYSTEM (STONE PIER) WAS PRESERVED TO MINIMIZE GROUND IMPROVEMENT WORKS . THE MOMENT BALANCED ROPE SYSTEM WAS USED TO ENHANCE THE SPAN OF THE SINGLE TIER BAMBOO DECK SYSTEM.

SUSTAINABILITY EMPOWERING THE LOCAL VILLAGERS REQUIRES SIMPLISTIC CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND THE USE OF RENEWABLE MATERIALS (BAMBOO, RIVER ROCKS AND NATURAL ROPES) WOULD CREATE THE BALANCE IN BOTH FUNCTIONALITY AND ECOSYSTEM PRESERVATION. IT IS ENVISIONED THAT THE EXISTING BAMBOO DECK AND EXISTING ROCK BASKET CAN INCORPORATED INTO THE NEW BRIDGE.


Arup Singapore - BRIDGE OF DREAMS

CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCE

STAGE 1 Construct Gravity Piers

STAGE 2 Install cantilevered

STAGE 3 Erect Mid Span Segment

STAGE 4 Install Tie Ropes

approach spans

SIMPLE DETAILS

Bamboo Deck Detail Rope Saddle Detail

Stone Filled Base Detail

Mid-Span Cable to Deck connection

CONCEPTUAL TEAM – Arup Singapore (Bridge of Dreams) lLim Keong Liam / Rudi Lioe / Michael Sien / Colin Yip


Team No.51 Bridge of Dreams