Salah Bey Bridge

A newcomer in the City of Bridges

Dissing+Weitling, Salah Bey Bridge, view

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
  • Client
    Algerian Ministry of Public Works and The City of Constantine
    Collaborators
    COWI / Zagope / Andrade / Gutierrez
    Size
    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-meter-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.