Nine bridges have been shortlisted in the IStructE's 2009 Structural Awards.
The only candidate for the Heritage Award for Infrastructure is Canford Bridge, built in 1813, and now strengthened by Buro Happold.
The six candidates for the Award for Pedestrian Bridges are Castleford Bridge (Alan Baxter, Tony Gee, McDowell & Benedetti); Bishops Stortford Goods Yard Footbridge (Gifford, Chetwoods); Xstrata Aerial Walkway (Jane Wernick, Marks Barfield); Infinity Bridge (Expedition, Spence Associates); Cathedral Green Bridge (Ramboll); and Kingsway Pedestrian Bridge (Fast and Epp, Busby Perkins and Will).
Two bridges are in the running for the Award for Transportation Structures, Clackmannanshire Bridge (Scott Wilson / Benaim, Yee Associates), and River Elbe Bridge (Leonhardt Andrä, VBI).
Bridges dominate Prime Minister's Award shortlist
McDowell & Benedetti on t' Telly
Infinity Bridge opens