Assut de l'Or Bridge

Assut de l'Or Bridge (Serreria Bridge)
Pont de l'Assut de l'Or
The Assut de l'Or Bridge in Valencia, Spain
Side view of the Assut de l'Or Bridge with L'Agora in background
Coordinates 39°27′17.3″N 00°20′58.7″W / 39.454806°N 0.349639°W / 39.454806; -0.349639Coordinates: 39°27′17.3″N 00°20′58.7″W / 39.454806°N 0.349639°W / 39.454806; -0.349639
Crosses Turìa Gardens (former riverbed of Turia River)
Locale Valencia, Spain
Characteristics
Design cable-stayed bridge
Total length 180 metres
Height 125 metres (making it the highest point of the city)
No. of spans one with 29 cable stays
History
Architect Santiago Calatrava
Construction cost 59.9 million Euros
Inaugurated 12/12/2008

The Assut de l'Or Bridge (Valencian: Pont de l'Assut de l'Or, Spanish: Puente de l'Assut de l'Or) is a dazzling white single-pylon cable-stayed bridge in Valencia, Spain designed by Valencian architect and civil engineer Santiago Calatrava and completed in December 2008. The name l'Assut de l'Or means the Dam of the Gold and refers to a dam that was located nearby, although locally it is referred to as El Jamonero (The Ham Holder) or puente del arpa (The Harp Bridge). Calatrava called it the Serreria Bridge.[1]

Design[]

The bridge crosses the Túria Gardens in central Valencia, Spain in its City of Arts and Sciences complex.[2] Its design is a variant of Santiago Calatrava's 1992 design of a cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge in Seville, Spain. In the Serreria bridge, the pylon is curved backward and also back-stayed to concrete counterweights in the roadway. The aesthetic effect of the Serreria bridge arises in part from the curved pylon and the 29 parallel cables supporting the bridge deck, accented at night by spot lighting of the cables and the pylon. The bridge deck has two carriageways, three lanes each for cars and one additional lane for a tramway, and another for pedestrian and cycle traffic along the middle spine of the deck by the cable stays.

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References[]

  1. ^ Calatrava, Santiago. "Serreria Bridge". calatrava.com. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Info loko site on City of Arts and Sciences.

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