10 August 2011
Wrocław's Bridges: 15. Zwierzyniecka Footbridge
Spanning 86m, this suspension footbridge's main function is to carry two large diameter water pipes across the river, although it was also well used by pedestrians when I visited.
self-anchored in form i.e. the main cable force is carried by the deck rather than anchored into the ground. The attachment between the deck and the cables can be seen on the right: triple cables are carried through a single pin into a stiffened cantilever bracket.
It's not by any stretch of the imagination beautiful, but I quite like its sense of austerity.
The next post will be the final one in this series, and I've saved one of Wrocław's least known, but most impressive, bridges for last.