I’m no engineer but I don’t think that bridge would work. Unless the structure above is just decorative.
I am also no engineer Peter but something of an amateur bridge enthusiast. I believe the premise of this bridge is a “through-arch” build style, a little like the Tyne Bridge, only in this case with an A frame as the support rather than a rounded archway, where the bottom of each strut of the A would be buried in foundation, and the bridge platform “hung” from the frame. The worrying point of weakness comes at the triangular point which I think wouldn’t distribute load evenly so would have to be very robust, or perhaps a very light platform. Fortunately in Urukazi there doesn’t appear to be any heavy vehicular traffic though perhaps Zwift could consider implementing a maximum rider limit so as to not stress the structure too much. Could be a fun point of attack in a race, make sure you get to the bridge in the first 15 otherwise you’ll have to wait to cross the weak bridge,
Thanks for your prompt reply Nick, but I’m sorry, I believe the strength of the tyne bridge comes from the strength of a parabolic arch. I’m thinking no arch no strength.
Thank you for the insight Peter, I believe you are right. When will Zwift start taking rider safety seriously? This is an accident waiting to happen.
Particularly if the Watopia dinosaurs manage to make it over there. They would count as heavy traffic.
Maybe they could use some of the light bridge technology from New York as a temporary fix.
Found this, so I may have to admit I was wrong.
Although to me the bridge in zwift looks like its made with cables like a suspension bridge, which I still maintain, would not work!
If the trees from Sequoia Circle find their way there we’ll have heavy plant crossing.
So if you’re in a pace partner ride with 100 riders the pace partner comes to a halt and organizes riders to cross the bridge 15 at a time, all pace partner riders have to sit on the other side until the pace partner themselves crosses at the end. Otherwise it’s just not safe.
I’m definitely cracking up over here
I just hope the bridge isn’t >25m long or we’ll all get thrown off the Pace Partner rides