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Peace Footbridge in Lyon

New River Structure in southern France design by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

5 May 2016

Lyon Peace Footbridge

Design: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes

It forms a landmark that is first seen from the high-speed rail track entering Lyon.

Peace Footbridge
photo © Michael Zimmermann

The bridge spans over the river with a free span of 157 meters. Two cantilevers built of a three dimensional asymmetric tube structure join in the m5 May 2016

Location: Passerelle de la Paix, Passerelle de Saint-Clair, 69006 Lyon, France

The new Peace Footbridge for pedestrians and cyclists over the Rhone in Lyon – la passerelle de la Paix – reveals the landscape and urban changes.

Peace Footbridge Lyon
image © Michael Zimmermann

This portion of the river is part of the development of the city to the North. The footbridge links the conference centre ‘Cité Internationale’ and St. Claire as well as two major parks on each side of the river, the Parc de la Tete d’or and the Parc of Saint Claire. iddle of the river. The structure is extremely slender and offers a maximum of transparency.

Peace Footbridge in Lyon
photo © Michael Zimmermann

Two walkways lead to the riverbanks. The major one on top links the quay level, it is five meters large and divided into a bicycle lane and a footpath facing towards the city.

The second walkway follows the lower arch of the structure and links the lower riverbanks. In the middle of the river the two paths join and form a large public space offering a fabulous view.

New River Structure in southern France design by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
image © Jose Luis Fuentes

The wooden deck is made in oak wood providing anti-slipping features by integrating epoxy resin bands with silex. The railing consists of handrails in inox integrating LED lights and cable-net filling.

At night additional lights integrated in the structure transform the bridge in a magic object adding a new chapter to the great history of urban scenic light in the city of Lyon.

Peace Footbridge in southern France design by Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
image © Michael Zimmermann

Peace Footbridge in Lyon – Building Information

Total length: 220 m
Clear span: 157 m
Width: 1,5m escalier / 5m passerelle haute / 8,8m milieu (avec vide)
Steel construction: 800tn
Height above river level: 8m over normal Rhône level
Time Schedule: 20 months of construction

24.04.2006 (first competition)
21.01.2008 (second competition)
Start of planning: 02.2009
Start of construction: 05.2011
Completion: 03. 2014

Building costs: 9,900 000 €

Peace Footbridge
photo © Michael Zimmermann

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Location: Passerelle de la Paix, Passerelle de Saint-Clair, 69006 Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France, western Europe

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