Sri Rampai Pedestrian Bridge spans across a busy dual-carriageway in a thriving residential and business neighbourhood of Wangsa Maju, to the east of Kuala Lumpur. It forms part of a wider redevelopment of the area that turned it into a vibrant self-contained township featuring housing, malls, shops and offices. This 110-metre long bridge provides a safe pedestrian crossing between the main commercial areas and the LRT (Light Rapid Train) station.
The pedestrian bridge is a steel structure with an L-shaped plan, elevated above the road by a 4-pronged and 2-pronged steel columns. The floor deck is a latticed steel structure, topped by anti-slip floor finish. The handrail and roof is held up simultaneously by a system of slim metal tubular structure that sits directly on the floor deck.
The bridge encourages the public to use public transport as it provides a direct link to an otherwise disconnected train station. It connects pedestrians moving across at ground level and from a multi-storey carpark structure. Many local commuters who work in the city centre park their cars in the surrounding areas and crosses the bridge to take the LRT for the remaining of their journey.
The design expresses the dynamic characteristics of the vibrant and bustling neighbourhood through the structural system and the finishing of materials. A sculptural triangulated pattern occurs homogeneously throughout the structure – from the flooring pattern on the floor deck, to the handrails and the fabric roof covering. Built-in LED rope lighting on the structure illuminates the bridge at night with changing loop of colours.
The pedestrian bridge is a latticed steel structure with an L-shaped plan, elevated above the road by steel columns. The floor deck is topped with a thin layer of screed and anti-slip floor finish. The handrails and roof are held up simultaneously by a system of triangulated metal structure that sits directly on the floor deck. A lightweight Teflon fabric pulled at the edges forms a dynamic wing-like roof covering across the bridge.
The bridge is 4.6 metres wide to cater for the high pedestrian traffic during morning and late afternoon rush hours of people going to and returning from work. It is set at 5.4 metres high above the road level – a height that allows heavy and emergency vehicles to pass through.
Photos by Pixelaw