The winners of the 2014 Footbridge Awards were announced a few days ago at the Footbridge 2014 conference in London. I'll hopefully have more to say about the conference soon, but for now, here are the winning bridges. I posted the full shortlist previously.
I will keep my own comments to a minimum, but would welcome further opinions via the blog comments facility.
Winner - Smedenpoort Twin Bridges, Bruges, Belgium - Ney and Partners
Highly Commended - Bleichwiesensteg, Backnang, Germany - Schlaich Bergermann and Partners
Highly Commended - Campusbrücke Opladen, Germany - Knippers Helbig / Knight Architects
Highly Commended - Vluchthaven Bridge, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ney and Partners
Winner - Jarrold Bridge, Norwich, UK - Ramboll
Discussed here back in 2012.
Highly Commended - Geniedijk Bridge, Netherlands -
Highly Commended - Slinky Bridge, Oberhausen, Germany - Schlaich Bergermann and Partners / Tobias Rehberger
Highly Commended - Media City Footbridge, Salford, UK - Wilkinson Eyre / Ramboll
I visited this bridge in 2011.
Winner - Bow River Bridge, Banff, Canada - StructureCraft
Highly commended - Peace Bridge, Londonderry, UK - AECOM / Wilkinson Eyre
Winner - Mala Panew River Bridge, Poland
Jonathan Speirs footbridge lighting award
Winner - Castle Green Bridge, Taunton, UK - LDA Design / Moxon Architects / Flint and Neill
Dan Flavin would have put forward if he were designing visitor access ramps rather than minimalist art installations. That can only be a good thing, in my opinion.