The new “fly-over” footbridge to the Olympic Aquatic Centre

September 2020

Posted by Equilibre

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.

Photo credit: SAP Photogarphie (Cédric Joie)

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