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Bridge Designs – Structures, River Crossings

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Famous Bridge Designs

Major Crossings + Structural Projects from around the world: Engineering

post updated 8 November 2021

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Designs for Bridges

e-architect try to select the best examples of Bridge Designs. We cover famous completed bridges, new crossing designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the world. The website’s focus is on high-quality contemporary structural designs. Innovative well-designed structures are welcome for consideration.

We have 4 pages of interesting bridge design selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages.

Contemporary Bridge Designs : A-E

Bridge Architecture : F-P

Bridge Structures : Q-S

Bridge Designs : T-Z (this page)

Major Bridge Architecture

Recent Bridge Design additions to this page:

Webb Bridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Design: Denton Corker Marshall
Webb Bridge Designs
photo : Shannon McGrath
Webb Bridge
A competition-winning design for a new pedestrian/cycle bridge over the Yarra river, as part of a public art project, in Melbourne’s Docklands area. The brief called for the re-use of the remaining sections of the Webb Dock Rail Bridge, in order to link the Docklands on the north side to the new residential developments on the south side.

Bridges from around the World

Contemporary Bridge Designs, alphabetical:

Teglværk Bridge, Copenhagen, Denmark, northern Europe
Design: HVIDT ARKITEKTER
Teglvaerksbroen Copenhagen bridge designs
picture from architect practice
Teglværk Bridge
The Teglværk Bridge serves to connect the two islets of the harbour, Teglværkshavnen, and gather the new urban area in one harmonic unit. The development of the area is a part of the plan towards improved development and utilisation of the harbour.

Tower Bridge, London, England, UK
Design: Horace Jones
Tower Bridge
photo © Nick Weall
Tower Bridge
The bridge consists of two towers tied together at the upper level by means of two horizontal walkways, designed to withstand the horizontal forces exerted by the suspended sections of the bridge on the landward sides of the towers.

Trinity Bridge, Manchester / Salford, north west England, UK
Design: Santiago Calatrava architect
Manchester Bridge Designs
picture © Matt Ansell
Trinity Bridge

Tyne Bridge, Newcastle, Tyneside, north east England, UK

River Tyne structure
photo © Adrian Welch
Tyne Bridge

University of Limerick Bridge, Ireland, north western Europe
Design: Wilkinson Eyre Architects
University of Limerick River Crossing
photograph : Ros Kavanagh
University of Limerick Bridge
The function of bridges extends beyond mere utility, and they have an inherent significance and symbolism as connectors and conduits, gateways and meeting places, landmarks and icons. This bridge is only a small component of the UOL’s ambitious plans to for expansion to the north of the Shannon yet assumes a strategic importance that transcends its physical presence.

Western Avenue Footbridge, Acton, west London, south east England, UK
Design: Grimshaw in association with Hyder Consulting
A40 Footbridge
photograph : Mark Humphreys
Western Avenue Footbridge
Designed for Transport for London’s Streets department, the footbridge is one element of a major redevelopment project for this stretch of road which has also seen the replacement of two major road bridges. The bright yellow span replaces a damaged existing footbridge that provided stepped access only.

Woven Bridge, Copenhagen, Denmark, northern Europe
Design: MLRP Architects
Woven Bridge Designs Copenhagen
photograph : Jens Lindhe
Woven Bridge
The bridge join the two banks of the lake, which are at different heights, with a slender arched structure. The foundations are concealed under the steel structure making the transition between bridge and nature more refined.

Zaragoza Bridge, north east Spain, southwestern Europe
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaragoza Bridge
image from architect practice
Zaragoza Bridge

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Bridge Architecture – No Images

Three Bridges, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Santiago Calatrava Architects

More river crossing projects + structural designs online soon

Museum Buildings

Øresund Link Bridge

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