07 May 2013

Bridges news roundup

Wow, has it really been over a month since I last posted? Life remains very busy, so even putting together a simple blog post on a bridge I visited six months ago is proving difficult. Until that happens, here are a few news items:

A Wavy, LEGO-Inspired Concept For A Public Footbridge
"Those who use the Footstep Bridge, experience a new way of crossing over a road, river, etc." Yes, a really tedious, annoying way.

The tabikappa blog has, as always, several rather excellent Japanese footbridges to showcase, of which my favourites are one, two, and three.

IABSE Workshop: Guidelines for Design Competitions for Bridges
The international guidelines receive a UK launch at the IStructE on 21st June. The Happy Pontist plans to be there and will report here afterwards.

New Bridge in Gothenburg, Sweden
Only just over a week to go for anyone wanting to prequalify for this highway bridge design competition. You can download information from the official competition web page.

Sneak peek at new footbridge proposals
Images of a proposed swing footbridge at Deptford Creek, London.

Sculptural London lift bridge secures planning permission
Very unusual bascule footbridge at Paddington, London (pictured), takes a step closer to becoming reality.

Boston bridge will benefit whole of Lincolnshire
A somewhat bold claim for a little footbridge, due to be built this summer.

YouTube has three short films about Copenhagen's Inderhavnsbroen, the "kissing bridge" currently under construction, interviewing designers Ian Firth and Cezary Bednarski. Onetwo and three.

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