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Limmat Footbridge and Promenade Lift / Leuppi & Schafroth Architekten

© Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei © Roger Frei

  • Clients: Baden City Building Department, Ennetbaden Town Planning Department
  • Structural Engineers: Henauer Gugler AG
  • Artist: Beat Zoderer
© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei

From the architect. The Limmat River winds around the town of Baden and forms a valley that naturally separates it from the neighboring village of Ennetbaden. This geological feature impedes the connection between the two towns.  As such, a direct access for pedestrians and bicyclists has been needed for decades. 

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Situated on the same location where a cable ferry over the river once existed, a steel structure bridges the approximately 30 meter high and 80 meter long distance between the two points. This new linear path - perceivable as a walk-through sculpture - is composed of a horizontal bridge, a vertical elevator tower and a horizontal walkway. 

© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei

Red-brown in color – varying in shade depending on the light – this steel artifact complements its surroundings. At night, the indirectly illuminated structure glows in the landscape.

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