23 January 2009

Bridges news roundup

Forth Bridge design warmly welcomed

Monotower cable-stay looks good (but might be difficult to widen in future?), crossed cables offer unusual solution to multi-span stiffness requirements

The man behind Calgary's troubled bridge
Interesting profile of Santiago Calatrava and overview of the Calgary footbridge controversy, with further information here and here

Supplier of "squinty bridge" steel faces £1.8m legal case
Clyde Arc bridge contractors in dispute, more technical details here

£1.2m needed for Transporter Bridge refurb
Newport City Council still struggling to find cash for important historic bridge

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