Toulouse : Eiffage Génie Civil will build the Rapas footbridge

04.02.2022

Toulouse : Eiffage Génie Civil will build the Rapas footbridge

As part of its urban development policy, focused on the development of "soft" transport intermodalities, Toulouse Métropole has chosen the consortium made up of Eiffage Génie Civil, Ingerop, Grimshaw, PPA Architectures and Atelier ATP to build the Rapas footbridge to transform the Ile du Ramier into a veritable "green lung" for the Metropole.

With a length of 350 m, 165 m of which is unsupported over the Garonne, this structure will integrate harmoniously into the axis of the river thanks to its light and fine structure, leaving an unobstructed view of the historic centre of Toulouse and the Pyrenees chain in the distance.

The construction choice was for a cable-stayed footbridge - whose mast reaches 70 m above the Garonne - which will provide a 5 m wide access for soft mobility.
 
To ensure the technical and financial relevance of the bid submitted, Eiffage Génie Civil drew on the Group's expertise with the support of the BIEP, Eiffage Métal and Aevia. As a major player in the Toulouse area, the company called on local partners such as Quartiers Lumières, Caussat Espaces Verts and Citelum.