30 June 2014

Bridges news roundup

I'm preparing some posts on groups of bridges I visited earlier this year in Yorkshire and in Lancashire, as well as on the Foryd Harbour Bridge. Meanwhile ...

Footbridge 2014
The Happy Pontist will be attending this conference from July 16-18 in London. The final programme has been released, and looks really interesting, so I'm looking forward to it.

Tees Transporter Bridge
A new book is being published on this bridge, and you can read a short sample online. I visited the bridge last year.

Very thorough website telling you more than you could possibly want to know about what will apparently be Europe's longest arch bridge, currently under construction.

New St Elmo Breakwater Footbridge
Of various bridges showcased on architectural websites recently, this one stood out for me as one of the most interesting.

London's Garden Bridge: "It feels like we're trying to pull off a crime"
It feels like that because you are trying to pull off a crime. Please hand yourself into the authorities immediately! The planning application is available online, and reveals the bridge to be a steel truss wrapped in ultra-expensive bronzed steel, rather than the pair of concrete flower-pots that I had expected. Please place some cushions on the floor around your chair before you read it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Check this out: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=855746&page=45

It inaugurates in three days. It looks quite nice.