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post updated 20 Jun 2018

English Bridge News

English Bridge Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

21 Mar 2017
Bath Quays Bridge Planning Permission
Design: Marc Mimram (France) with Webb Yates (UK)
Bath Quays Bridge design contest
image by architects

Bath Quays Bridge Design Competition
Planning consented granted, with construction due to being with an opening by the end of 2018.

10 Mar 2017
Upper Orwell Crossings Project – Design Contest Winner, near Ipswich, Suffolk, South East England
Design: Foster + Partners, Architects
Upper Orwell Crossings Project design
image Courtesy architecture office

Upper Orwell Crossings Project
Foster + Partners selected as Architectural Team to join the Upper Orwell Crossings Project, Ipswich. Following a competition run in partnership with Suffolk County Council, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Competitions is pleased to announce that Foster + Partners has been selected as the architectural team to join the Upper Orwell Crossings project in Ipswich.

Orwell Crossings Project Ipswich Competition

3 Dec 2015
Tintagel Castle Bridge Concept Designs
Tintagel Castle Bridge Contest concept designs

28 Jul 2015
Tintagel Castle Bridge Competition
Tintagel Castle in Cornwall
image Courtesy architecture office
Tintagel Castle Bridge Contest, Cornwall
Tintagel Castle’s thirteenth-century ruins, set among sea-bitten precipices, distinguish one of the most spectacular historic sites in Britain. A place of elemental power and beauty, Tintagel is an outstanding example of a man-made monument interacting with a natural feature. Tintagel’s natural land-bridge, a slender isthmus linking the headland (also known as Island) to the mainland, has been its defining feature for 5,000 years. The Cornish name Din Tagell, means literally, the Fortress of the Narrow Entrance. This physical connection – a tenuous rocky link much-eroded over the centuries – is the source of its traditions and astonishing cultural resonance.

3 Sep 2015
Architects for Tintagel Castle Bridge Shortlist
English Heritage announced today the six finalist teams who will proceed to the second stage of the Tintagel Castle: Bridge Design Competition.
The teams are led by architects or engineers and are (in alphabetical order with lead consultant first):
– Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes with Terrell (France)
– Marks Barfield Architects with Flint and Neill (UK)
– Ney & Partners Civil Engineers with William Matthews Associates, Ettwein Bridges and Waagner Biro (Belgium)
– Niall McLaughlin Architects with Price and Myers, and Max Fordham (UK)
– RFR and Jean-François Blassel Architecte, with Engineers HRW, and WSP (France)
– WilkinsonEyre with Atelier One (UK)
Tintagel Castle Bridge Competition

Castle Green Bridge, Taunton, Somerset, south west England – 30 Jul 2013
Design: Moxon Architects
Castle Green Bridge Taunton
photo : Simon Kennedy

Moxon Architects have completed Castle Green Bridge, located in the grounds of a scheduled ancient monument, in the market town of Taunton. The Bridge has been shortlisted for a BCIA [British Construction Industry Award] as well as being shortlisted for an RIBA award and was the winner of the ACE [Association of Consulting Engineers] ‘Constructing Excellence Award’.

Twin Sails Bridge, Poole, Dorset
Design: Architect: Wilkinson Eyre ; Lighting Design: Speirs + Major
Twin Sails Bridge
photograph © Dave Morris / Speirs + Major

Twin Sails Bridge Poole – 18 Jun 2012
A project that had been 30 years in the making, Poole’s civic leaders believe their new Twin Sails Bridge is the key to the regeneration of the town. The challenge for lighting designers Speirs + Major was to use light to encourage people to engage with the structure after dark, creating a beautiful civic feature both when the bridge is open and when it is closed.

Contemporary English Bridge Designs

Bridge Designs in England, alphabetical:

Castleford Bridge, England
McDowell+Bendetti
Castleford Bridge
picture : Tim Soar

Gateshead Millennium Bridge, UK
Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Gateshead Bridge
photo from architect

London Millennium Bridge, England
Foster + Partners
London Millennium Bridge
picture © Adrian Welch

River Avon Bridge proposal, Stratford-upon-Avon

Design: Ian Ritchie Architects
River Avon Bridge
image from architect

River Avon Bridge

River Soar Foot and Cycle Bridge Competition
2009-
Explorations Architecture with Buro Happold
River Soar Bridge
image from architect

River Soar Bridge

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

Tower Bridge, UK
Horace Jones
Tower Bridge
photo © Adrian Welch

Trinity Bridge, England
Santiago Calatrava, architect
Manchester bridge
picture © Matt Ansell

Tyne Bridge, Newcastle, England

Tyne Bridge
photo © Adrian Welch

More English Bridge Designs welcome


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