14 August 2013

IStructE awards shortlist announced

Okay, this news is a few days old now, but ... the Institution of Structural Engineers have announced the shortlists for their 2013 Structural Awards. The award winners will be announced on 15th November.

They have a number of categories, but two are relevant here:

Highway or Railway Bridge Structures
King Abdul Aziz Flyover
Taizhou Bridge
Walton Bridge

Surely an easy winner for the pioneering Taizhou Bridge (pictured below)?

Pedestrian Bridges
Anaklia-Ganmukhuri Pedestrian Bridge
Castle Green Bridge
Olympic Park Footbridge
Pembroke College Footbridge
Teign Crossing Cycle Bridge

A couple of these were new to me. I'd seen the lovely little Castle Green bridge before, but really it's exaggerating to call it a bridge at all. The Pembroke College bridge is a charming little curio, but my vote would go to the Anaklia-Ganmukhuri Pedestrian Bridge (pictured below), proof that timber can be exploited in ways most engineers would never consider.

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