The bridge deck consists of a cellular steel box girder with a curved soffit plate, similar to the nearby Sand Footbridge, and which picks up reflected light from the river in a similar manner. The deck is paved in blue-grey sandstone slabs.
This is a reasonably straightforward and attractive design. The view of the cables gets a bit confused because of the variation in angles seen from anywhere other than side-on to the bridge. As with the Sand Footbridge, the olive-lemon green colour is not unattractive, especially amongst trees, and the deck looks slender.
It's interesting to see one of the alternative options that was considered for the site, an asymmetric cable-stay bridge without any back-stays supporting the pylon (shown below). This would clearly have been more expensive, both in terms of the superstructure and the foundations.
- Google maps
- Wikipedia (Polish)
- Wratislaveae Amici
- Examples of newly built footbridges in Poland, Biliszczuk, Berger, Machelski, Wegrzyniak, Onysyk & Prabucki, Footbridge 2002
- Footbridges on the River Odra's Islands in Wroclaw, Styrylska, Boniecki, Biliszczuk, Barcik, Rudze & Stempin, Footbridge 2005
- Footbridges in Wroclaw, Poland, Biliszczuk, Radiega & Tadla, Footbridge 2008