Finland’s Longest Pedestrian & Cyclist Bridge

Finland’s Longest Pedestrian & Cyclist Bridge

UK design studio and bridge specialists Knight Architects revealed a beautiful cable-stayed bridgethat will cross a major bay in Helsinki. Reserved for pedestrians and cyclists, Kruunusillat bridge will span over one kilometer, making it the longest bridge in Finland.

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The architects collaborated with engineering firm WSP Finland to design this tram, cyclist and pedestrian bridge, the name of which translates to Crown Bridges in Finnish. The €259 million project will cross Helsinki‘s Kruunuvuorensilta bay and connect the new Kruunuvuorenranta housing development to the city center.

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Tensioned cable stays will support the upper part of the structure featuring an elevated walkway andtram tracks. The central, 442-feet-tall pylon has a diamond-like shape that references the crown. The project is expected to break ground in late 2018 and become open to the public in 2025.

Via Inhabitat

Post Author: Zahi Baroudi

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