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Footbridge ˝Ribja brv˝

On 20.9.2014 the new footbridge ˝Ribja brv˝ was opened. The new footbridge in the center of Ljubljana replaced an existing, worn out bridge over the Ljubljanica River, leaning to the highly respected and protected Plečnik's riverside promenade. Ponting together with architectural bureau Arhitektura from Ljubljana won the design competition in 2013 and produced complete design documentation for the new footbridge for our collection.

The bridge is a slender single-span steel structure with reinforced glass railings. The steel, only 50 cm deep, box-shaped girder is simply supported at one side and fixed at the other side. The span of the bridge ammounts 25 m.

Project type
Pedestrian and cyclist bridge
Location
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Year
2014
Status
Completed
Ponting Services
Wining competition design / Preliminary / Final / Detailed design
Length
25 meters
Max. span
25 meters
Foundation type
Integrated/deep foundation on bored RC piles, diameter 1.00 m
Structure
Slender steel structure
Construction
Prefabricated segmental construction
Client
City of Ljubljana
Cooperators
In cooperation with architect Peter Gabrijelčič
Contractor
Makro 5, Metalia
Publications
MARKELJ V., GABRIJELČIČ P. Footbridge in the old centre of Ljubljana or how thin can bridge be. Structurae International footbridge conference 2017, 228-229.
BARNABEU LARENA. A., MARKELJ V., CIPOT G., BARNABEU LARENA J. Dynamic Response and ontrol of Vibrations in Four Medium Span Steel Footbridges. Structural Engineering International SEI, 2016, 3, 260-267.