A new Bridge that takes on a slightly curving and tensed layout in plan in order to pull away from the straight vector of the Arab Bridge while still connecting to the same junctions on both sides of the river. This gesture permits a variable and greater separation between the two constructions and enables the project to be perceived as an operation that joins the historical presence of the Arab bridge, the new infrastructure and the surroundings of the two constructions. From the first approach, the bridge has had a constant reference to asymmetry which is kept as a guiding theme throughout the infrastructure’s design process and becomes an essential element in the urban intervention of the project. In line with these initial premises, the side façade is proposed as a sleek archshaped stroke that spans the river without supporting piers in the river bed. Its deck is situated at a higher level than that of the Arab bridge in order to provide the maximum visual transparency from the pedestrian walkways along the river banks.
•Cross section of the bridge. •Birsdeye photograph and views of the model. •Downriver front view of the bridge.
BRIDGE OVER THE HENARES RIVER NEXT TO THE ARAB BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO THE SITE WORKS MANAGEMENT Guadalajara. 2005-2008
â€˘ View of the curved white concrete arch with the Arab bridge in the background. â€˘ View from bellow in which the cantileveres and lookout can be seen.