Hemei Bridge

Xiamen Moutains-to-sea Trail

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Xiamen’s Hemei Bridge is a mono-cable suspension bridge - the longest bridge of its type in the world.

  • Xiamen, China
    Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridges
    2018 - 2020
  • Client
    Xiamen Municipal Construction Development Co., Ltd
    Collaborators
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    Xiamen Municipal Engineering Design Institute Co., Ltd.
    Jiangsu Provincial Transportation Engineering Group Co., Ltd.
    Size
    Total lenght 234, 7 m / Free span 216,7 m (curved)
  • Xiamen’s Hemei Bridge is a mono-cable suspension bridge - the longest bridge of its type in the world and part of the 23 km long Xiamen Mountains-to-Sea Trail (Xiamen Health Footpaths), a major green mobility project by the City of Xiamen.

    It is located at a prominent spot in Xiamen, and has a sculptural appearance and welcoming gesture to visitors arriving to Xiamen.

    Hemei Bridge provides a safe and intersection-free passage for pedestrians between Xianyue Park and Huweishan Park. It decouples slow-moving pedestrian traffic on the bridge from the fast-moving vehicular traffic on the 17 lanes below. The curved bridge deck harmoniously connects the trajectories of the pedestrian walkway at both ends of the bridge.

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  • Carefully designed details underline the honest character of the bridge and the light-weight design philosophy behind it. All details are well-designed, exposed and reduced to the structural minimum. Thus, the knowledgeable observer can read and follow the flow of forces through the cable net and steel work to the spectacular spherical bearing at the base of the mast.

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  • A visit to the site amplifies the conclusions from the drawing board. The bridge fits beautifully into its surroundings and looks stunning from all angles. It emphasizes light-weight construction with its cable net and slender bridge deck that seems to hover effortlessly above the hectic streets.

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