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Ponte Calcinaia

Project for a new crossing

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Location
Calcinaia - Pi, Italy
Client
Municipality of Calcinaia
Date
2011
Dimensions
125 m
Budget
€ 300.000,00
Commission
Concept, developed and technical design
Team:
Architectural design
Arx srl, Massimo De Santis, Nicola Bellofatto, Enrica Pellegrini, Paolo Ferruzzi
Structural design
Prof. Ing. Baroni
Credits
Arx archive

The Calcinaia Bridge project reflects the needs of the Municipality, responding to two needs: to provide a protected pedestrian crossing compared to the current state of difficulty - due to the presence of two pavements of reduced dimensions on the current bridge - and to trigger a redevelopment process, through a proper rationalization of the crossing flows. The new pedestrian bridge - placed parallel to the existing SS 67 Toscoromagnola road bridge - becomes the natural link between the two banks of Fornacette, determining an urban continuity within the built-up area. The single-span structure, with a spatial pseudo-reticular structure with continuity links, determines a slender and light figure, which causes an environmental impact of conformity with the architectural presences. The particular geometry of the structure - given the non-rectilinear configuration of the geometric axis and the centring of the main beams - also makes it possible to respond to a search for visual lightness and to determine an original seismic response, especially in relation to constraint reactions.