Footbridge at Benipila Watercourse. Cartagena

Year
2011
Location
Benipila watercourse. Cartagena
Architect
Martín Lejarraga
Client
Cartagena City Council
Budget
1.227.690 € €
Built up area
663 m2
Footbridge length
181,90 ml
Martín Lejarraga's Office
Sergio Meana (Arch.), Claudia Montoya (Arch.)
Engineering
José Cerezo
Builder
Intersa
Photographer
David Frutos

Because of the construction of the new Health Centre in ‘La Concepción’ neighborhood, the need of new connection arises and a footbridge is projected to connect the expansion area of the city with the town centre. This helps to access to the medical centre directly.

The Project is a 117 metre-long steel footbridge that links the two shores of ‘Benipila’ watercourse. It is separated into two ways that take you to ‘Luis Calandre’ Street and to the Health Centre directly.

This division turns the footbridge into something with a special shape. Also the project has some complexity because of the three different accesses. In each of these urban meeting points, some decisions are taken to help the user to understand the different locations and choose the correct way.