The 144=foot-wide Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc Bridge will be the sixth bridge to cross the river Garonne, and the first one by OMA. The project is a joint effort between OMA, engineers WSP, landscape architect Michel Desvigne, consultant EGIS and the light design agency Lumières Studio. The ambitious project will feature a wide pedestrian promenade and lanes for cars, public transport, and bikes that will be closed during events.
The architects and competition organizers believe that the unique bridge will become a popular public space for everybody’s enjoyment. “The bridge itself is not the ‘event’ in the city, but a platform that can accommodate events of the city,” said OMA project leader Clément Blanchet. The project will be finally completed in 2018 as part of Euratlantique, a citywide development initiative for improving the urban community in Bordeaux.
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