• Bridge to Mont Saint-Michel
    © schlaich bergermann partner / Michael Zimmermann
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Bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

Le Mont Saint-Michel, France, 2014

The objective of the project coming out of the competition was to design a structure that would replace the existing dam, a structure that integrated itself unobtrusively into the seemingly unending coastal landscape to return the maritime character of the UNESCO- world culture heritage site, Le Mont Saint-Michel.
The bridge was inspired by the classical boat dock, designed to lead users to the island in a sweeping motion, with thin steel columns impacting the water flow of the tides only minimally whereas supporting the concrete slab. The column spacing of 12m allowed for a maximized reduction in the slab cross-section, so that the bridge appears to float above the water, and the transparent wooden pavement of the footpath rests on steel consoles on each side.


  • Location

    Le Mont Saint-Michel, France

  • Architect

    Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

  • Awards

    Trophées Eiffel d'architecture acier 2015, catégorie FRANCHIR, lauréat; Équerre d'argent 2015, catégorie Ouvrages d’art, lauréat; Prix National de la Construction Bois 2015, catégorie Bâtiments et Aménagements Divers, 1er Prix

  • Client

    Syndicat mixte pour le rétablissement du caractère maritime du Mont Saint-Michel

  • Contractor

    EIFFAGE Travaux Public, Eiffage CONSTRUCTION METALLIQUE, Spie fondation

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design, site supervision (in cooperation with Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes, Paris)

  • Length 760 m bridge + 1,000 m dam
  • Width 11,50 m
  • Single span 12 m
  • Deck surface 10,580 m²
  • Bridge to Mont Saint-Michel © schlaich bergermann partner / Michael Zimmermann
  • Bridge to Mont Saint-Michel © schlaich bergermann partner / Michael Zimmermann

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