Toledo | 2000 – 2002

This urban project in Toledo is part of the recovery of the old northwest exit from the city. This one communicated the Muslim quarter with the cemetery of this religion and the areas of the lower fertile plain of the Tagus River. There were still vestiges. They already appeared in the plan of Toledo of Ibáñez Ibero at the end of the XIX. Today this layout connects the Toledo university campus with the old town.

The crossing over the Toledo ring road is solved with a composite footbridge, this being the singular piece of the whole project. The materials used are corten steel and white concrete on the bridge, stained concrete on the access ramp, traditional brick and wooden flooring on the walkway.

The main structure consists of a footbridge with two uneven spans, 30.60 m and 9.75 m long, respectively, with a strongly variable width from three to twelve meters, creating a triangular plan. The deck is designed using a composite structure consisting of a metal box and an upper concrete slab, except in the support area on the central pier where, in addition to the upper slab, a lower concrete slab is arranged, thus configuring a double composite action. The steel deck is trapezoidal, with variable depth and width, with a depth from 35 cm in support of the abutments to 45 cm in support of the pier.

The lateral pier that performs the abutment functions is nothing more than an extension of the deck in the direction perpendicular to it, maintaining the same typology, with a total connection between the pier and the abutment in terms of movements and turns. This pier is pulled by the strong decompensation between spans and widths. It is also responsible for bringing the torsion from the deck to the foundation.


Project author ESTUDIO AIA
Construction Manager ESTUDIO AIA
Locate Toledo
Promoter Ayuntamiento de Toledo
Construction Company NECSO
Project date 2000
Final date of work 2002


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