BRAMSCHE Pedestrian and CycleBridge
Type Pedestrain and Cycle bridge
Length 240 m, Width 5 m
Architect + Engineer Sterling Presser
Engineer BPR Dr. Schäpertöns Consult
Client Stadt Bramsche
Pedestrian and Cycle bridge
The new bridge structure serves to further develop the network of footpaths and cycle paths and to link the new urban area with the railway station and the city centre. However, its urban development contribution goes beyond this functional core task. The new foot and cycle path bridge makes a high-quality design contribution to the appearance of the town of Bramsche and, with its curved form, blends elegantly and harmoniously into the urban landscape. By creating connections and quality of stay, it gives new impetus to its surroundings. Its elegant and curved form has the potential to create a new identifier for the city.
The new foot and cycle bridge has a high consistency between design and construction and aims to be a resource-efficient landmark by using a minimum of material. The bridge aims to promote green mobility and create a place to linger, contemplate and interact with the urban landscape.
The structure transfers a common walking and cycling path in two directions. The new bridge superstructure is accessible from both sides and is also barrier-free itself. The standard cross-section of the bridge has a width of 4.90 m between the railings in the area of the shared footpath and cycle path. In the area above the railway tracks, a central girder is provided as an overlay due to the large span. Here, the bridge surface is divided into a walkway and a cycle path area. The clear widths are 3.10 m each and offer space beyond the pure traffic area to create a pleasant quality of stay on the bridge. Wooden seating invites users to pause and linger. The total width there is 7.00 m between the railings.
The bridge is 237.00 m long and rests on seven piers and two abutments.