The project was to design a footbridge spanning the width of a small pond. It must accommodate both walkers and cyclists and span 125 feet without touching the water. The goal is to connect the broken path.
The concept was to strengthen the relationship between the nature of the site and how individuals move along the path. To accomplish thi, I began with a simple truss bridge and then manipulated the structure to reunite the broken path. Due to its proximity to a busy road, it provides a sense of enclosure while also promoting the flow of pedestrian traffic with the use of an arrow-like truss. The slight curve at each entry point of the bridge emulates the ponds gentleness while the twist of the top structure pulls pedestrians through. All these elements work in unison to create a strong path.