- Location: Moss, Norway
- Client: Moss Kommune
- Phase: Conceptual phase
- Year: 2018
- Collaborators: Lala Tøyen AS
Degree of freedom has in collaboration with Lala Tøyen AS, designed the new pedestrian and cycle bridge crossing from Nesparken to Krapfoss in Moss. Being part of a car-free stretch connecting the Krapfoss neighbourhood (with sports fields, playground and park) together with the “city park” Nesparken, the bridge will provide a river promenade along the Mosseelva, having a positive potential impact in the traffic quality and city development.
The pedestrian and cycle bridge is an 190 meter long continuous steel box girder structure, with five spans, the longest 40 meters long. Leaning at the ends on concrete abutments, the structure is supported by four slender steel columns and has a cross section depth of 1.5 meters. Over both west and east extreme columns, the symmetric cross section with 5.5m width is enlarged by 1.5m giving place to an asymmetric section.
Drawing an in-plan zigzagging organic shape, the Nesparken to Krapfoss crossing, can provide a smooth integration in the natural surrounding areas and a rich sensorial experience for the user.
The proposed deck gives a lightweight, slender but torsionally stiff cross section, the optimal scheme for the bridge proposed plan alignment.
Image © Lala Tøyen AS