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Pedestrian Bridges

Pedestrian bridges create connections between home, work and play. We design the links that bind communities together.

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Lincoln Avenue Bridge in Lone Tree, Colorado. Thornton Tomasetti
Concept sketch for Lincoln Avenue Bridge, Lone Tree, Colorado. Thornton Tomasetti
Robert R. Douglass Bridge in New York. Thornton Tomasetti
Concept design for tied arch bridge. Thornton Tomasetti
University of Oregon Knight Campus pedestrian bridge in Eugene, Oregon. © 2020 Bruce Damonte
Box girder detail for Panthers training facility pedestrian bridge in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Thornton Tomasetti
Rockefeller University Campus Community Bridge in New York. Thornton Tomasetti
350-foot pedestrian bridge design competition entry in Indianapolis, Indiana. Thornton Tomasetti
Link bridge joining Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Valentino Funghi/Unsplash

What's the best choice for a pedestrian bridge’s size, shape and type? We guide you through the options to find the combination that best embodies your project’s goals. First we factor in the practical: bridge use, accessibility, site conditions and constraints, environmental impacts, security requirements, and more. Then we work with the architect to craft a signature design. Sophisticated modeling and analysis tools enable swift iteration to optimize form and function. The final design brings it all together: striking aesthetics, sustainability and long-term resilience. And we never forget the importance of schedule and cost.

Constructability Is Key

Thinking about erection planning and construction sequencing during design speeds construction and reduces risk. An example? We review transport options, site-access and lay-down-area limitations to set maximum component sizes. These then define whether the bridge will be preassembled and lifted, slid or launched into place, or assembled on temporary shoring. The result? Efficient, cost-effective construction that helps realize your vision on time and on budget.

Lone Tree Bridge Courtesy Kurt Brown and Beverly Pax / Fentress Architects
Lincoln Avenue Bridge Time-Lapse
Knight Campus Bridge
Knight Campus Sky Bridge Construction
Douglass Pedestrian Bridge
Robert R. Douglass Bridge Time-Lapse

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