09 September 2012

Castlemeads Footbridge Competition Winner

A design competition was recently organised by the Institution of Structural Engineers along with Gloucester Heritage Urban Regeneration Company for a new pedestrian bridge in Gloucester. Entry was limited to young structural engineers, graduate members of IStructE or a near equivalent. Twenty-six teams submitted entries.

The winning team was announced at the end of August as Matthew Myerscough and James Stewart, both of Cass Hayward. They received a £150 prize, and the hope that this essentially speculative footbridge proposal might actually one day obtain funding.

The winning design is for a curved deck, supported by a deep beam above deck level on the inner edge of the curve. It's highly reminiscent of Peter's Bridge in Norwich.

I've found two other designs online:

Elliott Wood

Raj Suhail

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


The third one is designed by me. I am structural engineer and an artist. I wanted this bridge to appear tall so that it can be viewed from far distance. I adopted steel frame (light steel cage) to support the loads. Would like to read public comments about this design.

Raj Suhail