Expression of Truth/Beauty

Project Objective:

The objective of the project is to create a pedestrian bridge that also allows for a 30x40 opening to allow vessels to pass under/through the bridge.

 

 

Span Prototypes

Cantilever Bridge Arch Bridge Truss Bridge

 


 

Span Prototypes (Diagrams)

 

 

 

 

 


Movement Analogies and Diagrams

Ceiling Ladder Corkscrew Cherry Pitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Preliminary Transformation of Structure

These two designs were used as starting points in order to transform the structure. the first design on the right side, was changed by distributing more structural support on the west side of the bridge. The second design was utilized by creating a tower like structure to hold the weight of the roadbed as it rises on the west side of the bridge.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

3D views of Bridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elevations of Bridge

Elevation from North

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elevation from West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3D Views of gears and pulley

Gears in Truss on roadbed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pulley System (where the movement originates from

 

 

Gears on both the truss and structure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animation of Functionality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animation of Transformation