4 Mile Run bridge contest announces shortlist
This footbridge competition in Virginia has announced their three finalists:
- Grimshaw / Arup / Scape
- Olin / Buro Happold / Explorations Architecture / L'Observatoire International
- Rosales + Partners / Schlaich Bergermann und Partner / Simpson Gumpertz and Heger
Buro wins Portuguese bridge competition
Elsewhere, Happold have won a £0.5m footbridge contest with architect Powell-Williams.
Wilkinson Eyre’s Liverpool bridge scoops top honour at Civic Trust Awards
Paradise Street footbridge designed by Arup (more details)
$840,000 city study to weigh Johnson Street Bridge fate
More thought required on whether to replace or refurbish unusual bascule bridge (see previous post)
'Maintenance failures' found in Malahide viaduct report
Irish rail engineers accused of misunderstanding how their bridge was supported before it collapsed (formal report here [PDF] doesn't entirely bear out some of the reporting in the popular press). Engineers interested in why bridges fail may also like to seek out the recent RAIB report into the Stewarton Bridge failure, which is an astoundingly comprehensive catalogue of error: inspections not carried out properly; defects found and not acted on; critical calculations based on unverified assumptions; and many more.