Bridge Structures – Crossings

Bridge Structure Designs, Architects, Structural Architecture, Photos

Bridge Structures

River Crossing designs from around the world

Designs for Bridge Structures

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Bridge Structure Designs.

We cover completed bridges, new crossing designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary bridges.

We have 4 pages of Bridge Design selections.

Contemporary Bridge Designs : A-E

Bridge Architecture : F-O

Bridge Structures : P-S (this page)

Bridge Designs : T-Z

Major River Crossing Designs

Recent Bridge Structure Designs additions to this page:

Simone de Beauvoir Footbridge, Paris
Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir
photo : David Boureau

The pedestrian bridge with a length of 304 meters links the new districts of Paris- Bercy and Tolbiac – and at the same time the new national french library with the Park Tolbiac. Flying above the busy freeways which track the Seine, the footbridge touches down on the quayside promenades and links the public plaza of the National Library with the new Bercy Park beyond the river, thus ensuring the centre-stage role of the Seine which it plays in the heart of Paris.

Reykjavik Bridge, Iceland
Teiknistofan Tröð
Reykjavik Bridge Design
image from architects

Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridges
The bridges are designed in the shape of a triangular pyramid. The deck is held up with steel wires that connect to the top of the pyramid.
A pathway lies between the two bridges and along the coastline with rest stops and information stands along the way.

Bridges from around the World

Contemporary Bridge Designs, alphabetical:

River Avon Bridge, England
Ian Ritchie Architects
River Avon Bridge
picture from architect

River Soar Bridge Competition, England
Explorations Architecture / Buro Happold
River Soar Foot Bridge
image from RIBA

Rolling Bridge, London, UK
Heatherwick Studio
Rolling Bridge
photo : Steve Speller

Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin, Ireland
Santiago Calatrava
Samuel Beckett Bridge
photo : Peter Barrow Photographers

San Diego Coronado Bridge, California
Lighting Contest Winners
San Diego Bridge Lighting
image from Peter Fink

Singapore Bridge, Singapore
IJP Corporation
Singapore bridge
photo from designer

Skywalk Rennweg, Vienna, Austria
SOLID architecture
Skywalk Vienna
photo : Günter Kresser

Sixth Crossing Dubai Creek, UAE
Sixth Crossing Dubai Creek

Slussen Bridge Competition, Sweden
various entries incl. Foster + Partners
Slussen Bridge Competition
image : Foster + Partners

Spencer Dock Bridge, Dublin, Ireland
Amanda Levete Architects
Spencer Dock Bridge
photograph : Gidon Fuehrer

More Bridge Structural Designs online soon

Bridge Architecture – No Images

Rector St Pedestrian bridge, Lower Manhattan, New York, USA

ShoP Architects

Three Bridges, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Santiago Calatrava Architects

More crossing projects + structural designs online soon

Buildings of 2013

Building Awards

Øresund Link Bridge

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