Competition for a Bridge in Novi Sad
International Competition for a Bridge In Novi Sad
The bridge is located at the tender required location, on the existing pillars of the former railway bridge Franz Josef built in 1883, under the Petrovaradin Fortress.
Basic postulates of the solution are: 1) the bridge has to be visually different from the existing – grid has been chosen 2) that the bridge has smaller longitudinal slope – small depth of the structure deck, 3) structure deck has to be inexpensive, resistant to fatigue and to atmospheric effects, cheap for maintenance – composite deck structure, 4) main load bearing system has the minimum of the required steel material.
According to the previous structural and architectural considerations, the system of composite steel-concrete trusses, chords with the wave motion through the space was chosen. That’s how the whole project was named – The Danube wave.
freelance for DEL ING
team of authors:
bridge structure / project leader
pillars and foundations
roads and urbanism
December 2009. Serbia, Novi sad