The team of schlaich bergermann partner in Paris has won the competition for a timber footbridge in Montévrain, a commune east of the French capital. The bridge is to connect the urban development areas Montévrain Val d’Europe and Montévrain Université, enabling pedestrians and cyclists to cross the railway tracks of the Paris RER A train as well as a small brook. The RER A train connects the entertainment resort Disneyland Paris with the city of Paris.
The 35 m long footbridge is designed as a two-span timber bridge and features a trough-like cross section above the railway tracks. When constructing the bridge, the main challenges will arise from the limited construction time above the busy tracks and from the use of outdoor timber.
We are happy to once again collaborate with Dietmar Feichtinger Architects and Safege on this project.