Salah Bey Bridge
A newcomer in the City of Bridges
The Constantine Bridge – also called the Salah Bey Bridge – is the first cable-stayed bridge in the ‘City of Bridges’, as the Algerian city is called. Designed by Dissing+Weitling and COWI, the bridge spans the deep gorge above the River Rhummel to connect the ONU area and the Mansourah plateau.
- Wilaya de Constantine, Algeria
- Road Bridges and Tunnels
- 2008 - 2014
- Algerian Ministry of Public Works and The City of Constantine
- COWI / Zagope / Andrade / Gutierrez
- 750 m
Within the historical and hilly context of Constantine, the concrete cable-stayed pedestrian and road bridge is a pivotal modern structure. It connects two important areas, and with its 130-metre-high pylons, it is a reference point for the local people.
The winding roads leading to the bridge reveal spectacular views from several points along the way. The bridge is relatively wide, with two lanes and a sidewalk on each side. The pylons are centrally located, separating the carriageways to either side.
The bridge has been designed to withstand earthquakes and it has been built in difficult geotechnical conditions.