Darfo Bridge

Darfo Bridge

A low arched artefact of Corten Steel

The construction of a new bridge over the Oglio River, part of a wider project to reorganise the local road networks undertaken by the Darfo (BS) Municipality.

The previous network was fragmented in multiple locations and characterized by the presence of the Oglio River with its difficult bends and high embankments. The new bridge now facilitates a strong connection between the town and the sports and leisure facilities on the outskirts to support the local community.

Key Facts

Client: Municipality of Brescia
With: 3Erre and Iconia
Location: Darfo, Italy
Year: 2012-2013
Services: Bridge Design, Site Supervision, Structural Engineering
Darfo Bridge

Careful attention was paid to the natural insertion of the engineering and infrastructural works within Darfo’s scenic panorama that is largely characterized by the Val Camonica Mountains and the historic Montecchio Bridge.

The design is a low arched artefact of Corten steel with lower street and thrust eliminated, supported at its ends by two cantilever triangular shape shoulders, made of reinforced concrete. Each shoulder rests upon 13 foundation drilled type piles, placed directly in the river bed.

The two-way traffic roadway lies across the entire humpback-shaped road bridge and includes a safe cycle path alongside the roadway.

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