Las Rozas Council organized a competition in 2005 to design a new entrance to the city in the form of a bridge over the A6.
That bridge should also be an iconic structure to mark on the territory the access to Las Rozas. The Arenas&Asociados proposal was the winner with a rotund bridge from all the points of view, aesthetic, resisting, economical, and functional. The result was a skew crossing over the A6 with a cable-stayed bridge for minimizing the necessary web to save the 102 meters of the span.
This asymmetrical bridge is configured with a 45 meters height, 39 of them over the deck, and with a central suspension plane composed by 9 pairs of stays, which are anchored on the top of the mast to a triangular red element for transmitting the forces to the frame-mast, materialized by two inclined white “set-squares” linked in its top vertex.
The composite section of the deck gives service to a 22 meters platform with 1.78m web.
This bridge follows the path initiated by “La Hispanidad” Bridge in Valladolid, which concrete frames were substituted in this bridge for steel ones.
The abutments of “Las Rozas” Bridge were meticulously designed for not disturb the motorway.