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Construction of Ponte della Musica, a dual purpose pedestrian and public transport bridge crossing the substantial River Tiber in Rome, opened in mid 2011. This major crossing joins the banks of the River Tiber between the Foro Italico and the area of Flaminio. The bridge is a key part of the Rome city plan which involves the development of a new east-west axis along the Via Guido Reni on the east bank of the Tiber. It connects various cultural and sporting facilities of the Flaminio district with the Olympic stadium and other sports facilities on the west bank in Monte Mario. The scheme consists of two inclined steel arches supporting a steel deck.
The arch springings, designed in concrete, incorporate staircases providing secondary access from the lower river banks. Primarily, the bridge has been designed for pedestrians but it also allows for future conversion that will accommodate vehicular and tram loading.
Buro Happold’s scheme was developed in collaboration with Powell- Williams Architects and emerged as the winner of an international design competition organised by the Comune di Roma. The project was undertaken with C Lotti and Associati, a civil engineering practice based in Rome.
The contemporary new crossing measures approximately 200m long with a clear span of around 130m.
Client: Comune di Roma
Architect: Powell-Williams Architect
Buro Happold services: Bridge Engineering, Infrastructure and Transport Engineering