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Calatrava’s Peace Helicoidal Bridge

Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava‘s Peace Bridge goes across the Bow River in Calgary, Canada. Implemented by the city’s Council to promote healthy transportation, its helical design wraps a modern, bike-friendly viaduct.

6 Best, Bridges For People & Bikes, Dominique Perrault, Argenzuela Footbridge, Mc Dowell + Benedetti, River Hull Bridge, Next Architects Melkwegbridge, Calatrava, Peace Bridge, Yeon Jae Won + Soo Jeong Heo, Xylophone Bridge, viaduct, bike path, Architecture, Bicycles

Yeon Jae Won + Soo Jeong Heo’s Musical Xylophone Bridge

Seoul-based Yeon Jae Won + Soo Jeong Heo envisioned a musical bridge that plays tunes whenever a bicycle rolls over it. Shortlisted for Designboom’s Seoul Cycle Design Competition, this melody maker adds a new dimension to city biking.

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6 Best, Bridges For People & Bikes, Dominique Perrault, Argenzuela Footbridge, Mc Dowell + Benedetti, River Hull Bridge, Next Architects Melkwegbridge, Calatrava, Peace Bridge, Yeon Jae Won + Soo Jeong Heo, Xylophone Bridge, viaduct, bike path, Architecture, Bicycles

Next Architects’ 2-Way Melkwegbridge

Dutch Next Architects designed a 2-way bridge that arches dramatically over a canal connecting the new and old part of the city of Purmerend, in The Netherlands. Melkwegbridge can be crossed on foot via the arch, or by bike on its lower, Z-shaped path.

6 Best, Bridges For People & Bikes, Dominique Perrault, Argenzuela Footbridge, Mc Dowell + Benedetti, River Hull Bridge, Next Architects Melkwegbridge, Calatrava, Peace Bridge, Yeon Jae Won + Soo Jeong Heo, Xylophone Bridge, viaduct, bike path, Architecture, Bicycles

Mc Dowell + Benedetti’s Moving River Hull Bridge

London-based studio Mc Dowell + Benedetti‘s River Hull Bridge rotates to open or close without interfering with river traffic. Prefab yet majestic, it will soon accommodate garden areas for pedestrians and bikers to enjoy, while they wait for it to move so they can jump on it and ride to the other shore.

6 Best, Bridges For People & Bikes, Dominique Perrault, Argenzuela Footbridge, Mc Dowell + Benedetti, River Hull Bridge, Next Architects Melkwegbridge, Calatrava, Peace Bridge, Yeon Jae Won + Soo Jeong Heo, Xylophone Bridge, viaduct, bike path, Architecture, Bicycles

Dominique Perrault’s Metallic Argenzuela Footbridge

Spanish architect Dominique Perrault designed a spiralling Argenzuela Footbridge that crosses the Manzanares River in Madrid. Its intricate metallic design allows sunshine and rain to pass through while allowing pedestrians and cyclists to see through at the luscious park below.

6 Best, Bridges For People & Bikes, Dominique Perrault, Argenzuela Footbridge, Mc Dowell + Benedetti, River Hull Bridge, Next Architects Melkwegbridge, Calatrava, Peace Bridge, Yeon Jae Won + Soo Jeong Heo, Xylophone Bridge, viaduct, bike path, Architecture, Bicycles

IPV Delft’s Suspended Hovenring Bicycle Path

Dutch engineering specialists IPV Delft‘s amazing Hovenring seems to float above a busy roundabout at the edge of the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven. Taking urban biking to a whole new level, this unique bike path was designed to reduce congestion on the road below, while making cycling safer and definitely much more fun.