Pedestrian Bridge - Hebron Road

Jerusalem

The bridge is located on a major two way street which leads from the south of the city to the center.

 

The bridge was originally planned and built in 1981. The structure was built of a concrete deck resting on a pre-stressed horizontal beam. The ends of the beam rested on wide concrete and stone columns on both sides of the road. On one end a spiral staircase descended to the sidewalk

As a result of damage that was caused to the bridge beam by a heavy motor vehicle, the concrete beam was replaced. The alternative solution was planned of a steel space frame, built by the German company MERO, from which the deck is hung. The deck is made of a thin concrete surface cast onto thin steel sheets.

This design precluded the demolition of the existing columns and foundations, using them in the new bridge, while keeping the balance and load capacity as it was.

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