Location Lyon, France
Client Communauté urbaine Grand Lyon
Architect RFR Paris
Engineer RFR Paris
Images RFR Paris
Scope of work For RFR - Structural design

The footbridge crosses the Rhone and provides a direct connection from the right embankment to the conference centre and a recreation park. The structure is 216m long and split in two major spans of 128m and 88m. Both are supported by flat continuous cables which are supported by an intermediate concrete pylon and anchored into massive foundations. The width of the deck varies from 4.6 to 6.5m. It is designed to take all moments caused by unbalanced loads and the absence of compression makes it light and very slender.

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