Rosales + Partners design the Pedestrian Swing Bridge in Wisconsin
The pedestrian swing bridge will be a cable supported bridge with a
clear span over the Sheboygan River. The bridge will have two points of
rotation marked by 50’ tall steel towers. Its overall width is 12’ with a
clear span of 220’ between the towers. The bridge follows an S curve
in plan to create an attractive path and view corridor that smoothly
connects entry points to the crossing which are not aligned. The proposed
walking surface will be hard treated wood planks for lightness
and pedestrian appeal. Bridge railings will be curved in profile and very
transparent to allow for uninterrupted views of the harbor and lake.
This will be an iconic, light and elegant bridge that will become a symbol
for the city of Sheboygan.
Structural engineers: Schlaich Bergermann und Partner of Stuttgart, Germany