To accommodate this difficult site, Calatrava suggested a cable-stayed bridge with a single inclined pylon rising above the urban surroundings. The steel main bridge deck itself spans over the river Crati, connecting Via Sant’Antonio dell’Orto/Contrada Gergeri with Via Reggio Calabria. The concrete side span in over passing the two tracks railway.
The slender steel box of the pylon has a quadrilateral cross section shape with rounded corners and it is inclined backwards to show visible tension as well as create a clear visual direction towards the city. Overall the strings and form of this structure suggest a giant harp.
2000 - 2018
87100 Cosenza CS