Homage to Laurent Barbier-Architect
Pedestrian bridges « Trait d’Union » (Site Airbus de Toulouse, France)
Execution design study and fabrication drawings of two cable stayed (84m and 68m) and one composite lateral beams (6×23,5m) footbridges in the AIRBUS (AEROSPATIALE) industries at Toulouse, France. Steel structures (stiffened caissons). These walkways, pedestrian only, with elevators and wheelchair access, will prevent nearly 1.000 daily car movements on both sites, where 5.000 vehicles converge every day.
Client : Joseph Paris (France)
Pedestrian bridge in Villetaneuse (Villetaneuse, France)
Our design office has been assigned by the steel fabricator Brisard Dampierre to execute the design study of the footbridge at Villetaneuse (Paris suburbs).
The footbridge will link the city center with the future tramway station and the University campus and is a part of pedestrian area with access for persons with mobility problems.
The structure crosses over four traffic fluxes, both rail and road :
A future double track railway line
An existing double track railway line
A twin lane road
A double track tramway line
The footbridge structure is a steel continuous structure with 3 spans: 40m, 64m and 49m. Regularly spaced steel diaphragms are used to support the cover which progressively closes from the embankments to the center.
Owner : EPA Plaine de France
Architect : DVVD (www.dvvd.fr)
Steel fabricator and client : Brisard Dampierre
Pedestrian bridge in Rethel (Ardennes, France)
Design study of a footbridge over the river Aisne in the city of Rethel (France). The footbridge has a span of 50m and a width of 3m and is suspended buy two steel pylons of 12m height with an inverted V shape.
Our design office, as subcontractor of the consortium which was awarded for this project, realized the structural design for the project and carried-out the mission of controlling all the execution design documents (calculation notes and drawings).
Architect : Laurent Barbier (Groupe Renaissance SARL d’Architecture)
Principal design office : B&R Ingénierie Nord
Construction : BERTHOLD
Images: Laurent Barbier
Pedestrian bridge in Meaux (Meaux, France)
Execution design study of a footbridge over the river Marne in the city of Meaux (France).
The footbridge has a form of an L in plan with one straight branch (L=39m) and a continuous two-span second branch (L=77,4m). The structure is formed by a central box girder with cantilever beams welded on it (tapered I section) supporting a wood deck on one side and a bicycle lane on the other side.
A special plated steel part allows the continuity of the two straight parts of the L form. This special part has been designed using finite element analysis.
Architects : DVVD / D. Vaniche, V. Dominguez, B. Potel (www.dvvd.fr)
Client : Brisard Grand Travaux
Images: DVVD, Vincent FILLON and toutenphoto.net
Pedestrian bridge of the Seguin island (Ile Seguin-Paris, France)
A new footbridge with a single 100m span is constructed as part of a large development project on the Seguin island (Paris, river Seine) at the location of the old Renault plots.
As for all modern footbridges a verification of the human induced vibrations and the risk assessment for discomfort (insecurity feeling) which may be provoked is requested.
The footbridge is a steel structure made by two lateral box girders linked together by transversal steel beams supporting a steel orthotropic deck. We have been assigned by the fabricator EIFFAGE MÉTAL to proceed with the dynamic verification of the structural vibrations and the adequacy of the specific equipment (tuned mass dampers) to palliate the excess and to respect the normative criteria of acceptance. A full finite element model has been used to achieve this goal.
Owner authority : Val de Seine Aménagement
Architecte: Atelier Jean Nouvel
Initial design : INGEROP
Technical checker : SOCOTEC
Steel fabricator : EIFFAGE MÉTAL
Pedestrian bridge in Dax (Dax, France)
Execution design studies, drafting and detailing drawings of a steel box girder footbridge (length 162m) in the city of Dax (south France). The footbridge is supported by tubular columns randomly distributed longitudinally and transversely.
Client : Joseph Paris (France)
The new “fly-over” footbridge to the Olympic Aquatic Centre (France)
This new pedestrian footbridge is part of the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris and will provide access to the Aquatic Center by linking it to the Stade de France square.
The new footbridge will be over 100m long and 18m wide. It will cross the A1 freeway and the Avenue du Président Wilson.
The steel structure of the footbridge is made up of two longitudinal box girders with variable inertia. Transversally, the footbridge supports the 18m useful width thanks to a deck composed of ≪ trapezoidal stiffeners ≫ operating as a transverse orthotropic slab. This deck has a double function: dedicated entirely to pedestrians in the Olympic Games phase, it will be equipped with plantations and prefabricated concrete benches in the so-called Heritage phase.
The builder of the steel structure entrusted our team with the project development studies as well as the execution design studies of the steel structure of the footbridge.
Architectural study: VenhoevenCS (Netherlands) / ATELIERS 234 (France)
Structural study: Schlaich Bergermann partner (Germany/France)
Execution design study steel structure: Equilibre Structural Engineers
Contractor Nomineet: Bouygues Bâtiment île de France/Eiffage Métal
Concessionaire : Simbala
Contracting authority : Métropole du Grand Paris.