Tongzhou Canal Bridge
Located in Beijing’s new town east of the Capitol, the Tongzhou Canal Bridges create connectivity over the Bei Yunhe River and the Tonghui River, connect to the Beijing Subway System, and create a vibrant green public realm for the region.
The bridges that cross the rivers in Tongzhou are striking and iconic elements of architecture. The bridge that crosses the Bei Yunhe River is composed of two slanting steel arches, which rest on white concrete piers situated on either side of the river and at end of the bridge and rise to a maximum height of 70 meters at its highest point. Each arch is designed as a tubular structure of steel plates, which are connected by means of an additional system of tautened cables to the side of the box girder. The decks are 45 meters wide with 4 lanes of traffic, a bicycle lane and pedestrian walkway along each side. The bridge that crosses the Tonghui River is composed of one slanting steel arch, which rests on white concrete piers situated on either side of the river and also rise to a maximum height of 70 meters at the highest point.
The asymmetrical placement of the new roadways relative to the steel arches provide a striking visual framework for each bridge, while making the site along each edge of the rivers, into an attractive public space.
- ClientRegional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
- TypeCivic, Cultural & Entertainment
- Size2,000,000 F²