Dagang Pedestrian Swing Bridge
Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC)
From December 2017
to 2021 (on-going)
Type of Services
Engineering Design and Construction Supervision
The Dagang Bridge is located in the third channel of the Port of Kaohsiung and is part of the new on-going development for the "Old Harbor Area". After opening in July 2020, the bridge's north side connects with the Pier 2 Art Center and Dayi Pier 2 Station of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) System, and its south side links with the Port of Kaohsiung’s Penglai Shopping District.
The bridge design adopts a single tower inclined suspension cable steel bridge with a platform length of 110 meters as well as a width varying from 5 to 12 meters and a tower having a height of 50 meters.
The visual theme of the bridge incorporates the imagery of sailboats, dolphins and waves and its exterior design integrally forms a uni-body with an FRP canvas of 84 meters. A second floor landscape platform is also added for visitors to stop by or rest.
The Dagang Bridge is a pedestrian swing bridge which can accommodate 550 pedestrians and cyclists at once and can complete its rotation in 3 minutes. It is the first pedestrian swing bridge in Taiwan and the longest double-layer rotating bridge in Asia.
Total of three spans (12.5m + 55m + 42.5m) from end to end
First unit is a concrete beam bridge with 12.5m span
Second unit is a single tower cable-stayed bridge with spans of 55m + 42.5m
Second unit is also a swing bridge with horizontal rotation of piers to rotate in conjunction with the entry and exit of ships.