Nijiabang Bridge (also known as Wangzhi Bridge) is a pedestrian bridge of the Shanghai Pudong East Bund run-through connection project, and one of the three pedestrian bridges designed by Atelier GOM.
▼倪家浜桥鸟瞰，aerial view ©何威
▼河岸视角，riverside view ©陈颢
▼30米的跨度接近大型空间中的装置尺度，the scale of this pedestrian bridge is close to an installation in large public spaces due to its 30-meter small span ©陈颢
The scale of this pedestrian bridge is close to an installation in large public spaces due to its 30-meter small span. Considering the circulation of this bridge, that is, pedestrian, running, and bicycling, this bridge is split into two independent parts according to the speed and the slope needed: the arch bridge serves pedestrians and running while the suspension bridge serves bicycles. Also, the arch bridge and the suspension bridge is the most economical way to cross the river. In other words, this way of splitting is a universal prototype that satisfies function and construction.
▼一座拱桥服务于人行及跑步，一座吊桥服务于自行车，the arch bridge serves pedestrians and running while the suspension bridge serves bicycles ©陈颢
▼人行拱桥，the arch bridge for pedestrians ©陈颢
▼自行车吊桥， the suspension bridge for bicycles ©陈颢
Besides being split vertically, this bridge is also split horizontally by two convex curves, an arc and a chamfered polyline. Therefore, the load in the middle of the bridge will be reduced and an eye-like gap is formed in between.
▼两种外凸曲线在两桥之间形成了一个眼睛般的空隙，two convex curves formed an eye-like gap in between ©何威
▼夜间视角，night view ©陈颢
This bridge was not designed to be closed at the beginning. In order to comply with the overall layout, it was necessary to add a stop point as a shelter from rain. Therefore, a curved pitch roof was formed automatically after the contour handrail was raised, the roof was added and the horizontal structure was connected. The last step is to enclose the large pieces of glass with gap ventilation outside the two bridges. Therefore, Nijiabang Bridge, which is closer to an installation instead of an ordinary bridge, was born.
▼曲线折坡屋面提供了可避雨的驻足点，the roof was added to create a stop point as a shelter from rain ©陈颢
▼两个桥梁的外侧加设有缝隙通风的大玻璃，the outer side of the two bridges were enclosed by large pieces of glass with gap ventilation ©张佳晶
▼灯光效果，lighting effect ©陈颢
▼正面灯光效果，entry way lighting effect ©陈亮
▼黄昏下的倪家浜桥，Nijiabang Bridge in the sunset ©何威
▼夜间鸟瞰，aerial view at night ©何威
工程设计团队： 上海市政工程设计研究总院（集团）有限公司： 朱立峰、黄政
Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute (Group) Co., LTD.
Shanghai East Bund Investment (Group) Co., Ltd.
Architect: Atelier GOM
Location: South side of Expo Beach Park
Design Team: Atelier GOM: Jiajing Zhang, Wei Huang, Suyao Liu
Construction Team: Shanghai Municipal Engineering Design Institute (Group) Co., LTD.: Lifeng Zhu, Zheng Huang
Client: Shanghai East Bund Investment (Group) Co., Ltd.
Project Type: Municipal pedestrian bridge
Length: 30 meters
Width: 12 meters
Date of completion: December of 2017