This is the third in a series of round-ups of RIBA bridge competition entries, following on from ones for New Islington and Pennington Road.
The Sheffield Parkway footbridge competition attracted 109 entries, but nonetheless I found it very difficult to find many of them online.
This scheme offered a fairly open brief with a relatively flat and unrestricted landscape, with the footway carried over a dual carriageway. Judging from the images below, that's again a license for every furniture designer or frustrated sculpture to try their hand at bridge-as-blob. I know that sculptor Richard Serra was a big admirer of bridge designer Robert Maillart, but here we're seeing bridge designers taking their inspiration from the likes of Serra.
As ever, click the image for a larger version, and the name of the designer for a link to any relevant details on their website.
Ramboll Whitbybird + Norlund Architects
Satellite Architects + Elliott Wood Partnership
URB Architecture + Ove Arup & Partners
Juhana Marttinen + Markus Wikar
David Narro Associates + A+J Burridge