Salginatobel Bridge

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Salginatobel Bridge
PROJECT
Salginatobel Bridge
AN ARCH MADE ART
DATE
1930
GROUP MEMBERS
BETTY RODRIGUEZ
REGULO MARTINEZ
LINO CACERES
DESIGNER PORTFOLIO
FROM 1872 TO 1940.
DESIGNER, LOCATION & PURPOSE
The bridge is located in
Schiers Switzerland,
and it crosses the
Alpine Salgina Valley.
Designed by Civil
engineer Robert
Maillart it serves
purpose of allowing
pedestrians and small
cars to cross the valley.
TYPE OF BRIDGE, MATERIALS & TECHNOLOGY
Salginatobel Bridge is an
arched bridge made with
reinforced concrete that is
basically a concrete
structure in which
reinforcement bars or
fibers have been
incorporated to strengthen
a material that would
otherwise be brittle. The
techology and knowledge
used in the making were
completely ground
breaking given the date it
was build.
Advantages/disadvantages of the bridge for the specific
community.
When it comes to advantages
is pretty obvious that
allowing people to pass the
gap that was naturally
formed and connecting them
to the faster transit system is
a plus. But given its age and
the materials used
Salginatobel Bridge gets
worn out very easilly and it
has to be constantly repaired,
that without taking in count
its width wich makes
circulation very difficult.
Maybe it’s the price to pay
when building a piece of
functional art.
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