Pedestrian Bridges: 12+ great examples

Pedestrian bridges are nowadays an occasion to design an element that combines the need for functionality with a perfect integration with the landscape. 

Sometimes it means that these pedestrian bridges hide themselves – with curves, materials and others expedients – as happened with the Helix bridge (perfectly internet in the urban landscape of the Marina Bay) or with Moses Bridge. And sometimes it means that they act in absolute contraposition with the surrounding nature. Using, for example, the colour (red) or a material (concrete).

The way to design pedestrian bridges are a lot, and the best one, as always, depends by various factors. Here a series of projects collected on the web. If you are interested in anyone of them, click on the image or on the title!

Snaking bridge over Yuandang Lake

Architect: Brearley Architects + Urbanists (BAU) 
Location: Shanghai’s Yuandang Lak
Photo copyright: Zhu Runzi

Paiva Walkways / Arouca, Portugal

pedestrian bridges

Designer: Trimetrica (engineering firm)
Location: Arouca, Portugal
Photo copyright: Nelson Garrido 

Bicycle Bridge Across the Sava River / dans arhitekti

Bicycle Bridge

Architects: dans arhitekti

Location: 4264 Bohinjska Bistrica, Slovenia

Photographs: Miran Kambič


Sohlbergplassen Viewpoint / Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Pedestrian bridges

Architects: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Location: Stor-Elvdal, Norway

Photographs: Courtesy of Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk


Helix Birdge / Cox Architecture + Architects 61

Helix Bridge in Singapore

Architects:Cox Architecture + Architects 61

Location: Singapore, Marina Bay Sands

Photographs: Luca Onniboni


Moses Bridge / RO&AD Architecten

Moses Bridge - RO&AD Architecten

Architects: RO&AD Architecten

Location: Halsteren, The Netherlands


Pedestrian Bridge / JLCG Arquitectos

Pedestrian Bridge - JLCG Arquitectos

Architects: JLCG Arquitectos

Location: Covilha, Portugal


Pedreira Do Campo Urban Planning / M – Arquitectos

Pedreira Do Campo Urban Planning : M - Arquitectos

Architects: M – Arquitectos

Location: Vila Do Porto, Portugal

Photographs: Artur Silva


Kew Tree Top Walkway & Rhizotron / Marks Barfield Architects

Kew Tree Top Walkway & Rhizotron - Marks Barfield Architects

Architects: Marks Barfield Architects

Location: Kew Gardens, UK

Photographs: Peter Durant, Courtesy of Marks Barfield Architects


The Elastic Perspective / NEXT Architects

The Elastic Perspective

Architects: NEXT Architects

Location: Buitenpolikliniek Carnisselande, The Netherlands

Photographs: Sander Meisner

Glass footbridge in the Jungle

Architects: Iryna Nalyvaiko
Location: Jungle (concept)
Renders: Iryna Nalyvaiko

Termas Geométricas Hot Springs Complex / Germán del Sol

Architects: Germán del Sol
Location: Coñaripe, Chile
Photographs: Guy Wenborne

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