Millipede model

Millipede model

Site

Site

Plan

Plan

Section

Section

Construction diagram

Construction diagram

Cross section

Cross section

Perspective view

Perspective view

Millipede model

Millipede model

Millipede model

Millipede model

Construction of movable arms

Construction of movable arms

Construction of movable arms

Construction of movable arms

Integrated lights

Integrated lights

Millipede Bridge
 

2012 - Göteborg

Chalmers

Martina Vesik/Anna Weber/Karin Hedlund

 

 

Millipede is an undulating, hinged, floating jetty with many arms. It is a moving bridge, its load bearing glulam beams are hinged at two points and it has two floating supports that help the bridge follow the fluctuating water level. The glulam beams meet ground in tracks that allow for movement and stabilize the bridge.

 

Millipede spans 36 meter and is 50 meters long. It is spans the moat from Kungstorget to Kungsparken; going from city to park. At Kungstorget the walkway is two meters wide, and when it reaches Kungsparken it has widened to four meters. The 524 arms of the Millipede are all individually adjustable and at the city side function as upright railing, they then fold down into the water and become a part of the construction. The closer to the park the longer the arms and finally the bridge becomes a flowing park bench, bringing people closer to the water.