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Footbridge Station Quimper - 19.005


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The recent developments of the rail network in Brittany are the first impulse to build a new multimodal traffic pool in Quimper. The refurbishment should ensure the fluidity of the different traffic modes: train, car, pedestrians. The bridge will also be an anchor point in the redevelopment of the entire station area, which will be built simultaneously, and it will guarantee access to the train for the persons with reduced mobility.

Specific features

The 62.5 m long bridge is intended for various users from tourists, train users to city dwellers. Because the canopy of the bridge is at 10 m height above the railways, it will work intuitively as a landmark and a signpost. The covered bridge consists of a central structure and two staircases. The sides are finished on both sides with a glass railing of 1.8 m, they offer an open view to the historic city with St. Corinthine Cathedral on one side and over the railways on the other side. In the cross-section of the footbridge, we see a central structure with a cantilevered roof, la typology reminiscent of the Vierendeel beam (square girders) frequently used in railway infrastructure. The lever arm of the internal forces is 3.5 m and allows the thickness of the deck to be reduced to 300 mm. The lighting under the footbridge roof makes it appear as a lighthouse for the users in the evening and at night.

  • Ney & Partners

  • City of Quimper

  • Quimper, France

  • 86 m

  • 387 m2

  • In Study
  • Ney & Partners