Gallery: Gateway Villetaneuse footbridge unfurls like a leaf over train...

Trains and train tracks are important transportation conduits in many cities, but they are also huge barriers to pedestrian traffic and new gateways need to be created in order to safely cross them. Take for instance the town of Villetaneuse, a suburb of Paris that is split in two by new train tracks. To connect the two sides of the university town, Paris-based firm DVVD designed a footbridge that spans the tracks and also provides access to the train station. Like an unfurling leaf or a plant springing up from the ground Gateway Villetaneuse is a natural extension of the pedestrian network.

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