The Eulach footbridge in Winterthur, Switzerland gives just a glimpse of the possibilities.
Using traditional reinforced concrete, this nine-meter span would weigh approximately 56 tons (including its foundation). With timber, it would weigh 26 tons.
With CPC, the same footbridge weighs an amazing 14 tons. That’s 75% less than traditional concrete and 46% less than timber.
Over the whole service life, the CO
footprint of the CPC bridge is up to five times lower than a concrete bridge and up to three times lower than a timber bridge.