02 August 2017

Structural Awards shortlist announced

The Institution of Structural Engineers has revealed the shortlist for the 2017 Structural Awards.

Of particular interest here are the Vehicle Bridges and Pedestrian Bridges categories. I've visited one of the three shortlisted vehicle bridges, but none of the others.

Elsewhere in the Awards, the very innovative ElevArch system is shortlisted under four separate categories: Structural Transformation, Construction Innovation, Outstanding Value and Sustainability.

Winners will be announced on 17th November.

01 August 2017

Yorkshire Bridges: 17. Link Bridge, Eyre Lane, Sheffield

I'll finish off this set of posts regarding bridges in Sheffield with a little thing, a link bridge which spans across Eyre Lane.

This links two sections of Sheffield Hallam University, the Arundel Building and Charles Street Building.

I don't know who the structural engineer was, but the architect is Bond Bryan Associates, collaborating with Corin Mellor of David Mellor Design, who are much better known as a designer of cutlery than of bridges. The Mellors once had a workshop on the site.

The bridge combines three materials: glass for the side elevations, weathering steel for the roof and floor, and stainless steel for the decorative ribs.

There's not a great deal more to say: it's short, and it's sweet.

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