Short Description / First prize winner for an international design competition
Year / 2007
Location / Serravalle, RSM
Architect / MEW

In 2007 the Republic of San Marino launched an international design competition for a new footbridge (approx. 40 meters long) spanning over the main road connecting Italy and San Marino city. More than 15 designers competed. This project was awarded as the winner.

The footbridge spans over 40m long and is made of steel with glazing parapets. Aesthetically it looks like a “bow balcony”, but it’s perfectly straight. Indeed it’s supported by a back truss beam that absorbs all vertical, horizontal and torsional loads due to its bent shape. Timber floor was used to improve accessibility. Glazing has been used on the north side to allow views on the surrounding area. Concrete abutments have been designed to hold curved access ramps and stairs. Poles were fixed underground to hold vertical and horizontal loads.