Thursday, March 16, 2006

Santiago Calatrava's Puente De La Mujer (Bridge Of The Woman) is the architect's only work in South America. The 335-foot-long suspension pedestrian bridge is broken up into three sections, two static and one mobile. The central portion of the bridge was designed to rotate 90 degrees to allow water traffic to pass, with the two static portions connecting to pedestrian streets on either side of the dam. The brigde is located in Puerto Madero, the riverfront area of Buenos Aires. Puente De La Mujer (Pont de la femme de Santiago Calatrava) est le seul travail de l'architecte en Amérique Du sud. Le pont piétonnier en suspension de 102 metres de long est divise en trois sections, deux statiques et une partie mobile. La partie centrale du pont a été conçue pour tourner a 90 degrés et permettre aux bateaux de passer, et les deux parties statiques relient les rues piétonnières de chaque côté du barrage. Le pont est situe a Puerto Madero, sur les berges de Buenos Aires.

10 Comments:

Blogger Rodney said...

Great! I like the design of the bridge.

3/16/2006 03:42:00 AM

 
Blogger dutchie said...

Wow, this is a great bridge!

3/16/2006 05:49:00 AM

 
Blogger Nicola said...

So is the part on the right the one that is movable?

3/16/2006 05:53:00 AM

 
Blogger Rob said...

Hi Karine, interesting. I think he/his office did the bridge in Sevilla too

http://www.calatrava.com/

Why's it called "Puente de la Mujer" - because of its shape?

3/16/2006 12:20:00 PM

 
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3/16/2006 02:53:00 PM

 
Blogger Denton said...

Interesting photo and bridge.

3/16/2006 02:54:00 PM

 
Blogger Karine said...

Nicola-- I think the tip of the bridge is moving to the left on the picture. But I'm not 100% sure about this ;) Never saw it moving myself.

Bob - You're right. This is the same artist. And from what I read the design should be similar to a couple dancing Tango.. who knows.. ?? :))

Thanks all of you for your comments.

3/16/2006 06:24:00 PM

 
Blogger miss tango in her eyes said...

Great shot! I am really trying to use my imagination here to see the inspiration of the name. Do you think it is because a lot of the street names in Puerto Madero are women's names?

3/17/2006 01:39:00 PM

 
Blogger Karine said...

Tango -- I had no idea the barrio carries women names for its street. I'm learning something, interesting!
As for the bridge's name, I really have no idea at all :(

3/17/2006 06:29:00 PM

 
Blogger mea said...

I think that central suspension bridges are so amazing! Absolute art!

3/17/2006 10:31:00 PM

 

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