BP Bridge at Millennium Park, Chicago

by Hal Iyengar,
Christopher Rockey,
Robert Sinn,
John Zils,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress 2005: Metropolis and Beyond


The structural engineering design and constructive aspects of a unique stainless steel-clad pedestrian crossing at the Millennium Park in Chicago are presented. The overall bridge form is characteristic of architect Frank O. Gehry.s work: metallic surfaces freely flowing in profile and serpentine in plan. Details of the computer aided steelwork detailing, fabrication, and erection are presented. Substantive engineering analysis and design details including the issue of pedestrian walking vibrations are summarized.

Subject Headings: Parks | Pedestrians and cyclists | Foot bridges | Vibration | Structural steel | Structural engineering | Structural design | Illinois | United States | Chicago

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