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Connecting Communities

The Cascara Bridges, Madrid, ES

Made of double-curved reinforced concrete sheet, the Puentes Cascara is a slow traffic bridge that connects the Parque de la Arganzuela and the Salon de Pinos on the north and south sides of the Rio Manzanares.

One hundered cables, resembling the mouth of a baleen whale, carry a slim steel deck.


Designed as crossing elements, the bridges configure the space, like pavilions hovering over the river.

Municipality of Madrid

Burgos & Garrido Asociados, Porras La Casta Arquitectos, and Rubio & Alvarez-Sala

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