salah bey bridge

Salah Bey Bridge

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Salah Bey Bridge
Cable-stayed bridge for cars and pedestrians
Wilaya de Constantine, Algeria
2008-2014

Restricted competition: 2008, 1st prize
Completed 2014

Length, total: 750 m
Main span: 245 m
Pylon height: 130 m

Client: Algerian Ministry of Public Works and The City of Constantine
Architect: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Engineer:
COWI (DK)
Zagope (PT)
Contractor: Andrade/Gutierrez (BR)

Renderings: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Photos: DISSING+WEITLING architecture

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Salah Bey-broen
Skråstagsbro til biler og fodgængere
Wilaya de Constantine, Algeriet
2008-2014

Lukket konkurrence: 2008, 1. præmie
Udført 2014

Længde, total: 750 m
Hovedspænd: 245 m
Pylonhøjde: 130 m

Bygherre: Constantine Kommune og det algeriske ministerium for offentligt arbejde
Arkitekt: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Ingeniør:
COWI (DK)
Zagope (PT)
Entreprenør: Andrade/Gutierrez (BR)

Visualiseringer: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Fotos: DISSING+WEITLING architecture

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Salah Bey Bridge

For the city of Constantine in Algeria, Dissing+Weitling has designed a concrete cable-stayed pedestrian and road bridge, a pivotal structure within the historical and hilly context of the city. The bridge is designed with Constantine’s pride in bridge construction in mind: a beautiful monument from a distance, as well as a fine structure to walk and drive across. The new bridge crosses the ravine above the river Rhummel to connect two important areas of the city, the ONU area and the Mansourah plateau. The bridge is an integral part of a series of infrastructure works intending to resolve the serious congestion problems plaguing Constantine. The 130-metre high pylons functions as a reference point for people in the area, and the bridge is be visually exciting, day and night. The winding roads leading to the bridge reveal spectacular views from several points along the way. The bridge is relatively wide with two lanes and a sidewalk on each side. The pylons are centrally located, separating the carriageways to either side.

 

Salah Bey-broen

Byen Constantine blev grundlagt i år 203 før Kristus, og har med sin placering 640 meter over havet, omgivet af kløfter, en lang og stolt tradition for brobyggeri. Den 750 meter lange skråstagsbro er derfor designet med særligt fokus på at finde en udformning der både kan videreføre Constantines brotradition og stå som et stærkt nutidigt monument i det smukke klippelandskab. Da folk både færdes og bor direkte under broen har designteamet yderligere lagt stor vægt på udformningen af dens underside. Formen er let og slank med en strukturelt fordelagtig ribbestruktur der er visuelt interessant uden at virke pågående.