The influence on the interplay of technical progress, imagination
and functional variety in footbridges are different from those
affecting large-scale bridges. This fact has resulted in an
exhaustible variety of distinctive design, as is beautifully
illustrated by the selection of footbridges shown in this book.
Essays clearly explain the technical aspects and the aesthetic
potential of different structure designs.
Footbridges contains detailed presentations of 90 european
bridges, with text, comprehensive and detail plans, and photographs
taken especially for the volume. With projects by Arup, JA1/4rg
Conzett, Foster and Partners, Happold, Schlaich Bergermann and
Partners, Wilkinson Eyre, Jiri Strasky and others. The examples are
organized chronologically in thematically focused chapters:
lightweight bridges, moving bridges, covered bridges, taut-ribbon
suspension bridges, arch bridges, etc.
For those whose curiosity is aroused by the insight given into
this type of bridge building, a compilation of 120 more
footbridges, listed by location, provide a starting point for
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