© Paul Zizka

Bow River Pedestrian Bridge // StructureCraft

Banff, Canada

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Set over the Bow River in the town of Banff — Canada’s first national park — this slender 370-foot long timber bridge serves pedestrian traffic and provides a new sanitary crossing replacement.

© Paul Zizka

© Paul Zizka

© StructureCraft

© StructureCraft

The 270-foot clear span – perhaps the longest of its kind for a timber bridge – is formed from two 130-foot tapered haunch girders, cantilevering from either side to support a central 111-foot suspended span.

© Paul Zizka

© Paul Zizka

© StructureCraft

© StructureCraft

A replaceable modular timber deck sits atop twinned Glulam beams which grow to six feet deep.

© Paul Zizka

© Paul Zizka

© StructureCraft

© StructureCraft

A custom built tuned mass damping system was implemented to help achieve the slender 13-foot wide deck section and to deal with vibrations from pedestrian loading..

© StructureCraft

© StructureCraft

© StructureCraft

© StructureCraft

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