A local architecture graduate has shared his own conceptual design for YSALINA STRIP, a footbridge to be built alongside Ysalina Bridge. Jesse Ker Jayson aims to re-organize the pedestrian system along Cagayan de Oro’s famed first steel bridge which has been plagued by congested pedestrian – vehicular traffic where vehicles entering the bridge struggle to pass through due to the foot traffic caused by people taking pictures from the colorful lights installed along the steel structure of the bridge.
The project also considers the preservation of the first steel bridge of the city which is itself a historical landmark. However, in a Disclaimer, Jayson states that no further technical feasibility analysis was considered and the proposal was only for design conceptual presentation. See some of his renderings below.
As conceptualized, the footbrudges will be built along the sides making it safer for pedestrians and tourists for picture taking without the risk of getting hit by motorists.
Bike lanes are also considered for his proposal.
Proposed design of the foot paths will have triangular patterned tiles with narra, mahogany, kamagong and acacia texture on the surface.
Some vegetation will also be placed alongside the footpaths.
The proposal also considers the preservation of the steel bridge.
Check out more renderings below.
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images courtesy of Jesseker Jayson