Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chilean Bridges: Concepcion Arch POC

Engineers get a chance to be a little more creative when designing pedestrian bridges, especially in Chile. We've discussed how our aesthetic experience for bridges is related to seeing how the structure performs. This is one of the clearest illustrations for a three-pinned arch in recent memory. I like how clearly articulated the pins are and how the deck sits on the two arch ribs.

There's a series of these interesting pedestrian structures on the highways near Plaza Del Trebol, the big shopping mall on the north side of town.
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Chilean Bridges: Concepcion Arch POC by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

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