Stokkel Footbridge - 00.020
Complete design as project designer
Situated on the old disused railway line this "green" pedestrian bridge lies in line with the footbridge over the Tervurenlaan. The bridge has a moderate span but its typology and use of materials are highly peculiar.
The chosen typology is hybrid and can be interpretated in several ways: on the one hand as a classic truss-beam with triangular cross-section and the other hand as a stayed structure with a high connection between the masts. This arrangement allows to refine the tenstile bars to a maximum and allows the sun to give a filigree aspect to the structure. The upper chord is realised as a massive and rough Douglas tree trunk. The structural principles with the T-connections are based on elements that were developed for the Gedinne Tower. The bridge deck is made of solid structural timber.