28 June 2010

Boy Scout Bridge competition winner

Another bridge design contest, another winner, and this time it's the turn of Schlaich Bergermann und Partner, and Hatch Mott MacDonald.

The contest was to design a pedestrian bridge at the Bechtel Family National Scouting Reserve in West Virginia. The two firms' winning design is a 250m suspension bridge, with "walkable" cables running over fanned-out columns, some 60m above the ground.

The bridge is to be built in time for the National Scout Jamboree Event in 2014. Consol Energy are donating US$15m towards its construction.

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