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Cycle-pedestrian walkway

Albi, France

Projects / Bridges & viaducts / Footbridges / Cycle-pedestrian walkway
Location Albi, France
Client Communauté d'agglomération de l'Albigeois
Period of execution 2019
Weight 265 tons
Length 182 meters

Construction of a steel cycle-pedestrian walkway in Albi, France. The structure is designed in harmony with the historic railway viaduct that crosses the Tarn river and it will reduce traffic on the main roads, by promoting connections between the historic center and the surrounding neighborhoods.

The walkway is cantilevered fixed to the railway viaduct, built in the nineteenth century. The metal structure is composed of hollows with variable triangular section, where the minimum width is in correspondence with the piers of the viaduct, extended below each span, forming a terrace up to 3.5 meters wide, from which to admire the views of Albi, UNESCO World Heritage. On the sides, the metal structure is placed on two concrete abutments, into the banks of the Tarn river.