I thought I'd briefly interrupt the posts on Merseyside bridges to catch up with some bridges news from the last week or two ...
Happy birthday to a transport of delight
Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge celebrates its centenary. Nice little article from The Guardian.
Barnard Castle footbridge would be 'longest in UK'
Crazy Swiss Swingers Suspend Hot Tub from Bridge
Yes, yes, but which bridge is it?
Rehberger's Slinky Footbridge
More details here.
Thousands of jobs secured as Mersey Gateway gets green light
This has been extensively reported elsewhere, but I thought a couple of points were worth noting. Can we take seriously the project director's quote that "Only six organisations in the world are capable of delivering this complex project." Really? Really? The local councils' chief executive also said: "We will keep the iconic design of the bridge but we will be challenging engineers to come up with different ideas and designs." It will be interesting to see what that means when tenders are submitted: there would seem limited scope for contractor value engineering unless at least some significant variation on the current design is permitted.
Pihl is building new bridge in Copenhagen
previously. It's an unusual opening bridge where the two halves of the main span retract along curved guideways.
Pennine Bridleway bridge design gains plaudits
outdoorsmagic.com make that a bit clearer. It has been recognised with a Wood Award and a BCIA Award.
City release new renderings of ped-bike bridge
a detailed report. It's hard to believe it's the least expensive, and the arches as currently shown look unnecessarily bulky (possibly because they seem to want to do it in concrete rather than steel).
Council chief says ‘bold design’ of bridge will create ‘distinctive’ gateway to the city
Work to start on landmark Bradford footbridge. Bold, yes. Beautiful? Nah.