Lužec nad Vltavou Footbridge in Central Bohemian, Czech Republic Architecture, Images

Footbridge in Lužec nad Vltavou, Central Bohemian

25 Mar 2021

Lužec nad Vltavou Footbridge

Design: Petr Tej, Marek Blank and Jan Mourek

Location: Lužec nad Vltavou, Czech Republic

Lužec nad Vltavou Footbridge

Lužec nad Vltavou Footbridge

Lužec nad Vltavou is a village in Bohemia near Mělník in the picturesque floodplain landscape of the Vltava River. Since 1907, when the lateral canal between the villages Hořín and Vraňany was built, it has been the only village in the Czech Republic that lies on the island with its entire territory. The island is also the largest island on the Vltava River.

Lužec nad Vltavou Footbridge

The footbridge runs across the innavigable river flow between the villages of Lužec nad Vltavou and Bukol. The bridge is on the long-distance north-south cycle route EuroVelo 7 leading from Sweden to Sicily.

Lužec nad Vltavou Footbridge

The architectural design is based on the lightness and subtlety that are made possible by the technologically extremely advanced material UHPFRC (ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete).

Lužec nad Vltavou Footbridge

The footbridge is conceived as a suspended structure with one pylon and two fields with spans of 30 + 100 m. The main field crosses the river with a width of 70 m. The bridge deck is led in a high-rise arch with a radius of 777 m and is composed of directly walking prefabricated segments from UHPFRC. The hinges consist of 17 pairs of locked steel ropes.

The bridge deck was mounted on the fixed ring above the banks. The part above the river was mounted as a free cantilever. The bridge deck is connected with two free cables.

Lužec nad Vltavou Footbridge

All elements of the structure are unified and dematerialized by tones of medium gray color.

The footbridge is connected with the landscape by a newly planted oak alley along the road on the Bukol side. The oak trees will grow to the height of the pylon.

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Materials
UHPFRC – structure od footbridge
steel – locked rope hinges, pylon, railings
concrete – abutments, foundations

Lužec nad Vltavou Footbridge

Lužec nad Vltavou Footbridge

About studio
The team of co-authors systematically deals with architectural and structural designs and realizations of bridge structures made of UHPFRC (Bridge Holešovice-Karlín in Prague, Bridge in Příbor, Bridge over the Dřetovický Stream, etc.)
All co-authors are members of Klokner Institute CTU in Prague.

Lužec nad Vltavou Footbridge

Lužec nad Vltavou Footbridge, Central Bohemian – Building Information

Authors: Petr Tej, architect and bridge engineer
Marek Blank, architect
Jan Mourek, bridge engineer

Project location: Municipality Lužec nad Vltavou, Czech Republic

Project year: 2015
Completion year: 2020
Dimensions span: 130 m

Client: Municipality Lužec nad Vltavou

Lužec nad Vltavou Footbridge

Lužec nad Vltavou Footbridge

Collaborator Contractors documentation: Valbek [Lukáš Vráblík, Ondřej Matoušek]
Contractor company: Hochtief [Petr Vítek]

Lužec nad Vltavou Footbridge

Photographer: BoysPlayNice, info@boysplaynice.com

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Location: Lužec nad Vltavou, Czech Republic

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