This footbridge is located in the unique Archaeological Park in Toledo, giving access to a Roman villa from the 4th century, with very well preserved original mosaics. The Roman town is separated from the municipality of Carranque (Toledo) by the Guadarrama River.
It is modernity against history. The visitor to the Roman villa accesses it by crossing the Guadarrama River framed in a double row of cables that transport from the XXI century to the IV century. Once again, the idea of the door-bridge is present, a landmark.
The footbridge with a span of 73.00 m has a deck width of 4.00 meters in wood on battens that rest on a 70 cm lightened white concrete slab.
The slab is supported by two planes of cables within a harp arrangement. The cables are anchored to two exempt metal pylons, without bracing, with a height greater than 35.00 m in height. The deck passes cleanly between the pylon shafts with no direct connection between them and the deck.
The cables are stressed by absorbing the vertical component of the permanent load of the deck, solving its horizontal decompensation in the pylon using the back-stayed cables, fixed to an anchor block to stabilize and stiffens the bridge.
As in most of the bridges designed by ESTUDIO AIA, the materials palette used: steel and concrete.
The bridge was built using a conventional formwork, concreting the deck, lining up the cables and subsequently executing a first tensioning, lifting the deck of the formwork and later a re-stressing, leaving each cable with the projected tension.