poole harbour crossing

Poole Harbour Crossing

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Poole Harbour Crossing
Cable-stayed bridge with 3 motorlanes
Poole, Great Britain
1996

Competition: 1996, 1st prize

Length, total: 720 m

Client: United Kingdom Department for Transport
Architect: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Engineers: Flint & Neill Partnership, Rambøll
Landscape: Terence O'Rourke

fakta

Poole Harbour-broen
3-sporet skråstagsbro
Poole, Storbritannien
1996

Konkurrence: 1996, 1. præmie

Længde, total: 720 m

Bygherre: Englands transportministerium
Arkitekt: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Ingeniør: Flint & Neill Partnership, Rambøll
Landskabsarkitekt: Terence O'Rourke

Poole Harbour Crossing

While touted as one of the largest natural harbours in the world, the shallow waters of Holes Bay are navigable only by smaller craft and leisure boats. The design of this award-winning delicate multi-span cable-stayed bridge was due in part to this absence in risk of ship collision. The slender steel pylons are anchored to the abutments by a set of top stays provide stability and stiffness to the structure as well as simplifying construction of the bridge.

 

Poole Harbour-broen

Da Holes Bays lave vande kun er sejlbare for mindre lystfartøjer, skulle broen ikke dimensioneres for skibsstød. Den spinkle flerfags-skråstagsbro afstives og stabiliseres af topstagene, der forankrer pylonerne i landfæsterne. Broen vandt første præmien i en åben international konkurrence udskrevet af Englands transportministerium i samarbejde med The Royal Fine Arts Commision.