The Ponte dei Congressi is a new bridge designed for the city of Rome over the Tiber River. This design is developed by the professional association of engineers and architects who won the international design competition for this bridge in the year 2001. The design has been adapted a renewed according to the new conditions of the road and traffic design planned in the area.
The new design is a steel bowstring arch bridge with 174 m main span, and it holds a 25 m wide deck, and two side footbridges that are suspended from the deck at a different level, allowing to link the new footpaths and bicycle paths at both river banks.
This new bridge is part of a large road connection operation to improve the access to the city of Rome at the South West from Fiumicino Airport.
The two steel arches fly over the deck with a spatial configuration and transversal bracing integrated in the architectural design. Full locked cable hangers allow suspending the deck from the arch. Another special feature is the variable width of the deck that divides in two at one end, conditioning the geometry of the arch that opens transversally in their connection with the deck.