The Toledo City Council called a competition for the construction of a pedestrian bridge that would connect the Buenavista neighborhood with that of the Hotel Beatriz, separated by the trench where is located the ring road TO-20.
ESTUDIO AIA was the winner of the contest with a project that, in addition to solving the issue of connecting both neighborhoods, generated an image symbolizing the dynamism of the modern city of Toledo. A city without forgetting its deep history also bets on the future.
The proposal presents a cable-stayed pedestrian bridge 100.00 m long with a width of 4.00 m, supported by two bundles of cables that start from a delta-shaped pylon with a height of 42.00 meters above the level of the ring road of Toledo.
The cables are made of stainless steel bars. They are anchored in a red-painted steel piece in memory of our first cable-stayed bridge, the Royal Bridge of Badajoz.
This “red wedge” is inserted in the pylon, which opens into two shafts generating a very striking image.
The deck is metal in a very light orthotropic slab with a sharp curvature to give it greater formal expressiveness. The width of 4.00 meters is considered proportional to the length of the bridge.
The entire structure is made of steel, which significantly facilitates the time of execution with a strict term of work (less than eight months), with a more excellent guarantee of the quality of construction in a metal workshop and with lower weights that allow rapid assembly without interruptions in traffic of ring road located under the pedestrian bridge.