Rockcarrot bridges

Rockcarrot bridges

A new bridge will be completed in late 2023 for the Good Hope Park in the Jätkäsaari district of Helsinki. The pedestrian and cycle traffic overpass to be built on the Länsissisatamankatu side will continue the safe route towards the seashore and thus form a major regional connection route. Like its predecessor, the flyover is orange and multi-dimensional.

“The new bridge continues the story of the wonderful thing that lived under the park, an orc, which was the starting point of the design of the Hyväntoivonpuisto. Both bridges are like the same orc orange spine revealed beneath the ground. The colour scheme and aesthetics of sea containers and harbour cranes were also applied to the bridges. Although overpasses bear a lot of resemblance to each other, they are not identical. The future Länsisatamankatu bridge will be shorter and narrower than the Rokkicarrot Bridge, which was introduced in 2018. The length of the new bridge is 37 meters. It is narrower than its predecessor in the middle, and on the north side the base deck of the bridge branches into two sections.

The main designer of the bridge commissioned by the City of Helsinki is, like the first Rokkicarrot bridge, VSU landscape architects. The structural design of the skill structures was provided by Ponvia, a member of A-Insinöörit.

The finished bridge is illuminated spectacularly. Led light strips integrated into bridge superstructures illuminate the bridge deck, spotlight retaining walls attached to the substructures. The lighting design is the responsibility of A-Insinöörit, Plaana, part of A-Insinöörit.

Location

Helsinki

Client

Helsingin kaupunki

Services

Traffic planning, Bridges and special structures, Lighting design

Completion

2023

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