Two spatial-truss 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 situated further upstream have a variable-depth spatial-truss layout, fixed at both ends. Their location in the course is one where golf-ball trajectories over the bridges are highly probable, which makes it inadvisable to have structural elements over the deck. Hydraulic features allowed the variable-depth scheme, and it was feasible to build spread footings on the rocky banks of the river, directly admitting horizontal reactions. Both bridges are made of CHS steel profiles with a timber decking.