salvador-itaparica bridge

Salvador-Itaparica Bridge



Salvador-Itaparica broen
Salvador, Brasilien

Konkurrence: 2014, 1. præmie

Længde (total): 11 km
Hovedspænd, længde: 550 m
Hovedspænd, højde: 120 m
Pyloner, højde: 285 m

Bygherre: SEINFRA
Arkitekter: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Ingeniører: COWI (DK), Enescil (BR), Maia Melo (BR)


Salvador-Itaparica Bridge
Salvador, Brazil

Competition: 2014, First Prize
In progress

Length: 11 km
Main span's length: 550 m
Main span's height: 120 m
Height of pylons: 285 m

Architect: DISSING+WEITLING architecture
Engineer: COWI (DK), Enescil (BR), Maia Melo (BR)

A comprehensive new infrastructure project in Bahia State includes the 11-kilometre Salvador-Itaparica Bridge, which will connect metropolitan Salvador with the island of Itaparica, creating great opportunities for development on the island. The bridge will be the second longest in Latin America. Significantly reducing travel time between the eastern and western parts of Bahia, the fixed link is expected to considerably boost the economy in the south-westernmost part of the state, which is among the poorest regions of Bahia. From an urban point of view, the bridge will create new opportunities for real estate expansion in the Metropolitan Region of Salvador.

DISSING+WEITLING architecture is the architectural consultant on the prestigious bridge project, Salvador-Itaparica. The bridge is 11 km long and consist of a very spectacular main span with a height of 120 m and a length of 550 m. The large ground clearance is due to a request for sailing oil-drilling platforms under the bridge. Consequently, the pylons of the bridge will have a height of 285 m and be some of the highest pylons in the world. DISSING+WEITLING has worked closely with the client to uncover regards to the local population and requirements from locale authorities. DISSING+WEITLING’s role in the startup phase has been to define a design for the bridge that in addition to being economically possible also gives the city of Salvador an iconic structure.

For DISSING+WEITLING it is an exciting project, since this is our first large project in South America.