OMA leads the final round for Pont Jean-Jacques Bosc international competition in Bordeaux.
Beyond traditional fascinations with style and technical performance, OMA tried to design a 21st century bridge that exploits state-of-the-art techniques in order to create a contemporary boulevard. A platform 44 metres wide and 545 metres long is stretched beyond the water on either side, creating a seamless connection with the land. The bridge slopes gently, allowing an easy promenade while still giving necessary clearance for boats underneath. Each type of traffic - cars, RBD (tram/bus), bicycles - has its own lane, and is designed to meet changing vehicular needs. By far the largest strip is devoted to pedestrians. (via_a f a s i a)