Friday, April 2, 2010

Chilean Bridges: Concepcion POC with Spiral Ramps

Just a couple more pedestrian overcrossings (POC) and then we'll move on to something else.

I like the spiral ramps on this POC, although I'm surprised there is sufficient headroom for an adult. I noticed that they also provide a regular sloping ramp on one side of the road. Maybe they didn't have room to provide a sloping ramp on the other side? I also wonder if the columns for the spiral ramps are hollow and if they have a roof?

I remember there was a POC with spiral ramps near the beach in Santa Monica that was closed because of concerns how it would perform during an earthquake. However, this POC seems to be a more modest structure and the central column probably provides more stability.
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