Geumgang Pedestrian Bridge
An architectural symbol of Korean history and culture
Geumgang pedestrian Bridge acts as a celebration of Korean history and culture.
- South Korea
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridges
- City of Geumgang
- POSCO, Engineering Division, Engineer / POSCO, Contractor
Our design concept for the City of Geumgang in South Korea was inspired by the intricate symbolism in the South Korean flag. The round Taegeuk with the interlocking semi-circles, symbolising balance, is a recurrent motif in our design.
The Taegeuk inspired the interplay between the covered and uncovered areas of the bridge and the geometric shape inspired the way the bike path is separated from the pedestrian areas. In technical terms, our design is a steel box girder supported by quadruped piers.
We aimed for a bridge that will not only get people across the river, but will also act as a destination in itself, with facilities for activity and leisure. Furthermore, we wanted the bridge to act as a celebration of Korean history and culture.
Winner of the HSB Awards
The Korean Society of Civil Engineers recognised the genuine design idea, selecting the bridge as winner of the HSB Award 2017. The award acknowledges high performance steel bridge structures in South Korea.