Metsovitikos Bridge

Metsovo, Greece

This bridge forms a 560m crossing over a deep mountain valley at Metsovo on the Egnatia Odos highway in Northern Greece. A rock anchored suspension bridge solution provides a delicate landmark structure in a highly sensitive location. This solution in an area of outstanding natural beauty demonstrates WilkinsonEyre's ability to provide an innovative yet sympathetic solution with minimal impact on the ecology of the site.

The bridge links two tunnels through opposing mountains and the catenary cables splay out from the deck to form a valley of hangers through which vehicles pass. The proposal was the winning design in an international design competition in 1998, and was subsequently developed in detail to tender.