Limmat Footbridge and Promenade Lift / Leuppi & Schafroth Architekten

Limmat Footbridge and Promenade Lift / Leuppi & Schafroth Architekten

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Ennetbaden, Switzerland
  • Clients: Baden City Building Department, Ennetbaden Town Planning Department
  • Structural Engineers: Henauer Gugler AG
  • Artist: Beat Zoderer
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© Roger Frei
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Text description provided by the architects. 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.


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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Address: Ennetbaden, Switzerland

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Cite: "Limmat Footbridge and Promenade Lift / Leuppi & Schafroth Architekten" 24 Jan 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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