The winning design for a 700’ long pedestrian and bicycle bridge in Schezuan County creates a new tourist and riverfront destination on the Nanhe River. The torque box truss design reflects the city’s need for a bridge with greater capacity than the current bridge, hence the double strand. This unique design improves the bridge's relationship with the flood plane by raising its height over the river.
Xinjin is a city defined by water—in particular, by its undulating river. The new Nanhe River Landscape Bridge is a dramatic icon for the city. The sinuous curves of the helical design for the bridge emulate this body of water while simultaneously channeling the centuries-long tradition of Chinese landscape bridges. Thus a contemporary symbol of Xinjin is born that draws inspiration from the city’s most timeless qualities.