Popolopen Bridge

  • Year: 2002
  • Location: New York State, USA

Requirement

The Popolopen Bridge was completely designed and constructed by the Cleveland Group of Companies, culminating in a total tonnage of 150te. With an overall span of 141m, this footbridge forms part of the Appellation Trail across an inlet of the Hudson River, situated in the Bear Mountain National Park.

The bridge is a hybrid of a suspension bridge and a truss bridge, with the suspension cables supporting all dead load, and both the suspension cables and truss supporting the live load. It is a novel form of construction and uses fibre reinforced composite for its deck panels; significantly reducing the weight of the structure.

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