Animated pontoon bridge
The old bridge is upcycled in a new animated sports bridge,that also serves as a symbol for the city


In order to prevent losing one of the symbols of the city, we reinterpret the meaning of the bridge, building a new animated construction, but keeping the main old structure as a symbol for what the old bridge once was. The new pontoon bridge is made out of two parts on one shore and one part on the other one, stays low on water and looks as if the old bridge rises from water and tries to reconnect. The main purpose of the new bridge is to return the lost symbol of the city back to the people.

What is the name of your concept?

Returned bridge, regained bridge

Which of the three suggested areas are you choosing for your concept? (the Donaulände public park, the port area or the mouth of Traun River)?

The Donaulände Public Park

What is the public function of your concept?

The new pontoon bridge should serve as an animated place both for locals and for tourists. The old bridge structure divides the pontoon in two main functional areas. On one side of the bridge, different sports such as: climbing, water polo, canoeing, kajaking, wind surfing and wake boarding can be practiced. The other part of the bridge deals as a promenade for the less adventurous ones. Both parts deal as a whole and one can easily pass through the steel slabs from one place to the other.

How are the parts of the old railway bridge visible in your concept?

The three curved structures of the old bridge are used in the new pontoon bridge, for being the most symbolic ones. They are not used as a supporting framework anymore, but reinforced in a new stable structure.

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