Hemei Bridge wins IABSE Award 2022
- Date published
- November 18, 2022
The signature bridge Hemei has just won the international IABSE Awards 2022 in the category Best Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge.
Hemei Bridge, which is part of the large-scale mobility project Xiamen Mountains-to-Sea trail, just won the prestigious IABSE Award in the category of Best Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge in 2022.
The bridge is designed in collaboration with engineers Schlaich Bergermann Partner and Jiangsu Provincial Transportation Engineering Group Co., Ltd.
A total of 6 projects were nominated.
Design for special surroundings
Hemei Bridge is the World's longest mono-cable suspension bridge - the longest of its type in the world.
The layout of the streets and the steep slopes at both ends of the bridge limit the space available for bridge piers to a large traffic island.
The bridge design reflects these unique boundary limitations and requires only a single guyed mast. Combining the curved bridge deck with a mono-cable suspension bridge results in a structural system that can support a free span of nearly 220 metres.
The curved bridge deck allows for a very slender deck cross-section, as both torsion and bending moments are comparatively small. The rotating moment created by the eccentrically arranged hanger cables is transferred through a compression ring in the upper flange and a tension ring in the lower flange of the hollow-box section of the bridge.