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San Diego Coronado Bridge, California
2010-
Lighting Contest Winners
San Diego Bridge Lighting
image from Peter Fink
San Diego Coronado Bridge
An international team led by London based artist Peter Fink (Form Associates) and lighting designer Mark Major (Speirs + Major) in association with Buro Happold in Los Angeles has been announced as the winner of the largest interactive green energy lighting project in North America. The San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge, built in 1969 in the spectacular context of the bay, has become a symbol of the San Diego area – just as the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges are symbols for San Francisco. The San Diego bridge is characterised by its graceful 2.5 mile long curved deck supported by over 30 towers reaching a height of 200 feet over the navigation channel. The shipping channels are spanned by the world’s longest continuous three-span box girder measuring 1,880 feet.

Apr 30, 2017
Bridge for Laboratory Sciences at Vassar College, City of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York State, USA
Design: Ennead Architects
Bridge for Laboratory Sciences, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie | www.e-architect.co.uk
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Bridge for Laboratory Sciences at Vassar College
The building is both literally and figuratively a transformative connector ‒ bridging the disciplines of science and the surrounding wetland, while built like a bridge for minimal impact on the environment.

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Brooklyn Bridge East River, Brooklyn / New York, NY
Date built: 1883
Design: John A. Roebling, designer / civil engineer
Brooklyn Bridge
photo © Tim Collins

Brooklyn Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California

Design: Irving F. Morrow / Gertrude C. Morrow
Golden Gate Bridge
photo © Andrew McRae

Golden Gate Bridge

Manhattan Bridge, New York, NY
The Manhattan Bridge
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Manhattan Bridge
The Manhattan Bridge, the youngest of the four East River Bridges, celebrated its 100th birthday in 2009. While the youngest of the East River Bridges, the Manhattan Bridge has long experienced problems of aging due to its design. Essentially “under built,” the 1,470 foot suspension bridge consists of four main cables draped over two, sleek piers. The designer, Leon Moisseiff, assumed that the inherent structure of suspension bridges made them stronger and decided as a result not to use stiffening trusses like those used, for example, on the Williamsburg Bridge (opened in 1903).

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas, Texas
2009-
Design: Santiago Calatrava Architects
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Dallas
picture : Marco Becerra

Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

Rector St Pedestrian bridge, Lower Manhattan, New York

Design: ShoP Architects

Sundial Bridge, Turtle Bay, Redding, California
2004
Design: Santiago Calatrava Architects

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Calgary Bridge Design Competition




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Peace Bridge Calgary, Canada
Peace Bridge Calgary
picture : Santiago Calatrava LLC

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