Canadian architecture and design firm StructureCraft created a new pedestrian suspension bridge that crosses Bow River in Banff, Alberta. The 370 foot long bridge offers expansive views of the surrounding rocky mountains and gives tourists a simple way to cross Bow river. This bridge is the first of its kind to be made from pure timber and will be able to support a central 111 foot suspension.
The wooden deck was created to be replaceable, allowing upkeep to be simple and affordable. Not only does this bridge serve as a simple resolution to pedestrian traffic, but it also provides a new sanity crossing replacement for the small town. This new pedestrian suspension bridge is useful and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful nature in the world.
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StructureCraft Made a Pedestrian Suspension Bridge in Banff
1. Timber Pedestrian Bridges - The use of timber in pedestrian bridges presents an opportunity for sustainable and aesthetically pleasing infrastructure.
2. Replaceable Deck Design - Designing replaceable decks in bridges allows for easier and more affordable maintenance, providing a disruptive innovation opportunity.
3. Sanity Crossings - Creating pedestrian bridges that offer a calming and serene experience amidst natural surroundings can disrupt traditional notions of bridge functionality.
1. Architecture and Design - The architecture and design industry can leverage the use of timber in pedestrian bridges to create sustainable and visually appealing structures.
2. Construction - The construction industry can explore the implementation of replaceable deck designs in bridges to streamline maintenance processes and reduce costs.
3. Tourism and Travel - The tourism and travel industry can capitalize on the concept of sanity crossings, creating unique experiences for tourists seeking tranquility in nature.