Suzhou Center Bridges

Part of a mega-mixed-use development on the city center waterfront of Suzhou’s historic Jinji Lake, these two landscaped pedestrian bridges, each with a total length of 190 m (600+ ft) over multiple spans, span 50 to 60 m (160 to 190 ft) over a multi-lane boulevard, future subway lines and future underground road connections.


The bridges are composed of post-tensioned concrete, with landscaped surfaces of trees, plants and various water features. The root balls of the trees are set within the girders of the bridge, achieving a thin structural profile and creating the illusion of trees growing from within the bridge deck.

Location

Suzhou, China

 

Client 

The City of Suzhou

 

Landscape Architect

SWA

 

Completion Date

2018