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Footbridge

The suspension footbridge (210 m span) overbridges the Drava and connects the city centre with the recreational zone. The single span bride, without intercolumns, enables free navigation.


  • Employer: Municipality of the town of Osijek
  • Location: Osijek, Croatia
  • Total cost of project: N/A
  • Years of construction: 1979 - 1980
  • Category: Bridges
  • Status: Finished
  • Area: Unknown
  • Contractor: Mostogradnja

Detail design:
Mostogradnja

Sub-contractor:
FELTEN

Author:
Branimir Tripalo

Designer:
Branimir Tripalo

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The bridge tread, reinforced concrete plate 6 m wide is suspended on the parabolic carrying steel-rope. From the static point of view, the supporting system for the bridge is a catenary, stiffened by prestressed tightening ropes blaced on the bottom side of the plate bridge tread. This system resulted in an exceptionally rational and attractive footbridge-which meets its purpose completely as well as high aesthetic criteria. Characteristics:

- total built surface 1,440 m2,

- maximum span 210 m

- road width 5 m,

- height of steel towers 30 m,

- high aerodynamic stability.


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