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ROOM FOR A VIEW

ROOM FOR A VIEW: A complex elliptical steel lattice shell forms the main deck structure for an elegant new £1.8M pedestrian bridge just completed in Edinburgh.

The 47m single span curves in plan and elevation adding complexity to the structural design by consultant Buro Happold. Scheme architect is Broadway Malyan (NCE 4 December 2003). The deck is supported on slender end columns and comprises circular hollow sections acting integrally with a system of helical tubes which wrap around the deck.

Cross section approximately 5m wide by 4m. high.

The helical tubes support partial glazing of the deck allowing pedestrians to see views of the city and of Calton Hill. Contractor was Raynesway.

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