Two bowstring pedestrian and buggy bridges in La Cala third golf courseLa Cala de Mijas, Spain
During the development of La Cala Golf Complex, close to the city of Málaga on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, four singular pedestrian-and-buggy bridges were constructed as part of its Third Golf Course (the Europa Course). These footbridges create permanent pathways over the River Ojén, which divides the area. The two bridges located further downstream have a bowstring layout that respond to the needs of a reduced-deck depth, which is due to hydraulic requirements and to the geotechnical qualities of the soil, and which would not allow high horizontal reactions with reasonable foundations. The footbridges were designed to be simple and economical. Both are made of steel with a timber decking, and the cross-section is designed to host water pipes and to make them easily accessible.