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San Shan Bridge – Beijing, China

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Building: San Shan Bridge
Location: Beijing, China
Architect: Penda
Structural Engineer: ARUP
Scheduled Completion: 2022

AEInterests: The double helix bridge will span 452 meters across the Gui River, connecting central Beijing to Zhangjiakou, where several outdoor events will be held for the 2022 Winter Olympics. The three sets of rings of the double helix allude to the rings of the Olympic logo. The main structure will be constructed using tubular stainless-steel struts to support the steel cables that will support the road decking. Using this method, “the bridge will use five times less steel than a conventional box-girder frame.” This bridge will have pedestrian crossing areas and is intended to spur recreational development in the area in order to connect inner Beijing to the surrounding areas.

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Written by Avery Pietrowiak

December 5, 2019 at 2:27 pm

Posted in Built

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