Show Menu

Watersportbaan Brugge, Ghent

This 90m span bridge was to provide a new cycle and pedestrian link across a rowing lake on the outskirts of Ghent in Belgium, part of a wider landscaping and traffic upgrade to the surrounding area.  The winning entry to a competition in 2015, the design is an asymmetrical cable-stayed structure, with the single tower conceived as an irregular, sculptural form in steel.  The 7.5m wide deck is a shallow steel box girder with a tapered profile and slender edges to give a blade-like appearance.  Tuned mass dampers were incorporated in the design to ensure acceptable response characteristics under pedestrian loading. 

ghent bridge landing
IMG 1783
1469 3D 082 T1
1469 HRW 00 XX M3 S16.rvt 2018 Oct 29 02 24 22PM 000 3D View 7 png alpha
Ghent, Belgium
Pieter D'haeseleer