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Bridges León

León, Spain, 2006

Two bridges with four traffic lanes and one pedestrian/cyclist lane make the residential area on a peninsula south of León accessible. In a park area they span over the rivers Bernesga in the west and Torio in the east. Their slim v-shaped columns are made of elegantly formed steel tube arches which span between 7 and 9 m and allow a thin concrete deck to be used. The construction's lightness and transparency is supported by two separate superstructures with approx. 4 m clearance. Cast steel formed tube joints not only show the structure's flux of forces but have the advantage of durability.


  • Location

    León, Spain

  • Architect

    Juan Herreros, Madrid

  • Client

    Junta de Compensacion del Poligono de la Lastra

  • Contractor

    Begar

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, technical spots check

  • Length 80 m
  • Slab thickness averaged 50 cm
  • Main span 32 and 45 m
  • Circular hollow sections diameter 300 resp. 350 mm
  • Bridges León
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