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Karolina Bridge

Ostrava

Ostrava, a mining town, has been transformed by an ambitious regeneration programme to replace the declining industry. A multi-functional shopping centre was the first major development with the footbridge linking it to the existing city and its transport hubs. The bridge was designed to accent the pedestrian access points with arch profiles, being not only symbolic in juxtaposing the old with the new, but practical in forming piled suspension arches which are structurally efficient in areas of potential mining subsidence. The 200m span is a steel construction with the suspended 6 m wide deck of composite steel/concrete coated with anti-slip granular resin.2008

Karolina Bridge
Karolina Bridge