‘It’s in the heart of the city. One of its major attractions. However, you can barely feel it. Maybe on a boat, a little bit on bridges, anyway without intimacy. On the contrary La Seine has to be seen as an out of time place, telling you stories and History. A link through time and space: the water attraction.
This new bridge has to be seen as a light stroke, a thin roadway flirting with the water. Instead of using traditional techniques based on compression, it uses a new design, using the potential of traction. Steel cables, strung between the banks by springs, generate a mesh on which concrete beads are threaded.
This fluent area enables new uses. The crossing can be done in two ways. Through a ‘perilous’ one: the very narrow deck gives the feeling of a Himalayan footbridge. Through a space for strolling: the generous space near the water allows to sit, to rest quietly, having lunch, enjoying the proximity of the river and offering a unique perspective on Paris.’
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