Mikel Laboa Footbridge 

Riberas de Loyola, San Sebastian

Built in 2009

Photographs: Idoia Unzurrunzaga & Mario Michel


Mikel Laboa Footbridge

The bridge is made of a single cell steel box girder with 3 spans of 9.24, 73.92 and 9.24 m. The width of the deck varies (3 m. in Ribera de Loyola / 6.4 m. in Cristina Enea).

In order to provide the bridge with volume and distinguish between two riverbanks of the Urumea river, 2 distinct areas of the web are made. The area on the Cristina Enea Park riverbank is a flat vertical surface, and on the Banks of Loyola it is a curved - warped surface.

All the elements of the bridge are curved in elevation and / or at the base, providing therefore a strong contained dynamism.

The Project was designed together with the franco-german Landscape Architecture Studio Agence TER.

Client

Agence TER / City of Donostia - San Sebastián

Scope

Project / Technical Assistance to Construction Management

Site

Riberas de Loyola, San Sebastian

Status

Built in 2009