23 April 2010

Bridges news roundup

I've got a couple more Maidstone footbridges I want to post, and then a couple of interesting bridges in Scotland that I recently visited. While those gestate, here are a few other items gleaned from the web ...

DNA-inspired - World's first curved double helix bridge at Marina Bay
And probably the last.

Chances for a great Inner Belt Bridge design in Cleveland are looking slim
Cleveland journo wants what Cincinnati's having.

Pick your favorite Brent Spence Bridge
Meanwhile, Cincinnati's debating what bridge to have, although they can't afford it yet anyway. There are six options (by Rosales and Partners with Parsons Brinckerhoff) under consideration, and they plan to whittle it down to three in May.

Calgary audit delves into city’s purchasing decisions
Including whether it was right to appoint Santiago Calatrava on a CAN$3.3m contract with no competition.

24 of the world's most amazing bridges
Spot the factual errors.

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