I discussed this contest when it was first announced in June. It was run as an open competition to design a new pedestrian bridge across the River Irwell in Salford, and I predicted the lack of other UK bridge design competitions would make this one very popular.
I didn't guess quite how popular: it attracted 172 entries, from 31 countries, which must be some kind of a record!
Salford Council have just announced the shortlist. These winning submissions will each pick up a £4,000 prize, and go forward to interviews with the judging panel in November to allow an overall winner to be selected.
There are also quite a few of the unsuccessful entries on the internet already, so I'll put together a separate post with those when I get a moment.
Atelier Zündel Cristea, Paris
Mott MacDonald with Moxon Architects, Altrincham and London
Toby Savage Design Limited with Wolfgang Buttress Studio and LDA Design, Stockport
Tonkin Liu Limited with Arup, London