WINNER

PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLIST BRIDGES

THE SCHLOSSSTEG 2.0

SCHLOSSSTEG 2 .0

The jury’s motivation: The Schlosssteg 2.0 is a beautiful addition to the site. Taking into account the historical metallurgical heritage and its position on the iron road, the bridge suits its context and becomes a symbol of the past. The pedestrian bridge, with a single span of 60 m, has an aesthetically pleasing design and details. The lightweight and slender bridge was fabricated close to site and slid into place with a smart erection process. The integrated lighting suits the simple and non-imposing architecture, and the choice of the weathering steel is a robust and long lasting choice for the future.

PROJECT INFORMATION

PROJECT NAME: Schlosssteg 2.0

PROJECT LOCATION: Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria

COMPLETION DATE: 2015–10–20

DIMENSIONS: L: 60m, W: 2.6m, H: 2.0m

TONNAGE: approx 80 tons

STRUCTURAL CONCEPT: Single span dual-box girder

PROJECT OWNER: City of Waidhofen an der Ybbs

ENGINEER: Tragwerkstatt Ziviltechniker gmbh/AXIS Ingenieurleistungen ZT GmbH

ARCHITECT: Tragwerkstatt Ziviltechniker gmbh

STEELWORK CONTRACTOR: RW-Montage GmbH

WINNER

ROAD AND RAILWAY BRIDGES

THE SUNDSVALL BRIDGE

SUNDSVALLSBRON

The jury’s motivation: The Sundsvall Bridge is a sophisticated solution to a complex problem. The bridge has a total length of 1420 meters and spans varying from 88 to 170 meters. With it’s curvature in plan and elevation, and the low, horizontal profile, the massive bridge manages to not dominate but instead relate to the low undulating hills of Sundsvall. The detailing of the tapered pylons and the well-resolved heads allows the slender deck to appear to glide above the water. The steel superstructure was fabricated and erected in an impressively short time span using an impressive fabrication, logistics and erection concept.  The bridge answers to the high architectonical expectation of its location and the reflections of the water gives the repetitive structure life.

PROJECT INFORMATION

PROJECT NAME: The Sundsvall Bridge

PROJECT LOCATION: Sundsvall, Sweden

COMPLETION DATE: 2014-12-01

DIMENSIONS: Lenght incl. embankments: 2109m, L: 1420m, W: 21.5-35m, Free height: ca 33m, Span: from 88 to 170m

TONNAGE: 27 000 tons

STRUCTURAL CONCEPT: Steel box girder deck

PROJECT OWNER: Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration)

ENGINEER: ISC Consulting Engineers A/S

ARCHITECT: &Rundquist

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN: KHR Arkitekter AS, Rundquist Arkitektkontor AB, Rambøll AS, Anders Nyvig AS, Møller &. Grønborg Arkitekter

STEELWORK CONTRACTOR: Max Bögl International S.E.

SPECIAL AWARDS

SPECIAL ENGINEERING AWARD

NIEUWE BOTLEKBRUG

The New Botlek Bridge is an example of outstanding structural and mechanical engineering. It exhibits the possibilities of steel to build precise and complex structures. This new bridge brings substantial improvements to road, rail and ships traffic conditions in the area. The bridge has two lifting spans, each span with 102.5 m, and a deck composed by three longitudinal truss girders. The steel structure enables to comply with the required precision and limited tolerances for the railway tracks and expansion joints. The concept is a convincing solution to this very complex situation. The challenging fabrication and erection processes are also remarkable achievements.

PROJECT INFORMATION

PROJECT NAME: New Botlek Bridge

PROJECT LOCATION: Rotterdam, Netherlands

COMPLETION DATE: 2015-07-12

DIMENSIONS: L: 2 x 102.5m, W: 57.47m, H: 16,64m

TONNAGE: 2 x 3900 = 7800 tons

STRUCTURAL CONCEPT: 2 single span lifting bridges

PROJECT OWNER: Rijkswaaterstaat (Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment)

ENGINEER: VCE Vienna Consulting Engineers ZT GmbH & Waagner Biro Bridge Systems AG

ARCHITECT: Quist Wintermans Architekten BV

STEELWORK CONTRACTOR: Eiffel Deutschland Stahltechnologie

MAIN CONTRACTOR: A-Lanes A15

3D animations by Strukton.

SPECIAL SOCIAL & RESEARCH AWARD

bridgingMZAMBA

The Jury would like to give a special mention to the project bridgingMZAMBA. The bridge crosses a river that separates the inhabitants west of the river from necessary infrastructure, such as educational facilities, healthcare and general food supply, thus improving their daily life. The design of the bridge accounts for the difficulties of the site conditions, with problematic soil for abutments and difficult access. The construction was done with mostly local labor and the NPO Build Collective. The construction of this bridge brought skills and knowledge of building techniques to local workers, enabling the possibility of regular maintenance, and roots the bridge in the community of the Mzamba River.

PROJECT INFORMATION

PROJECT NAME: Mzamba bridge

PROJECT LOCATION: Mzamba, South Africa

COMPLETION DATE: 2015-10-28

DIMENSIONS: : Main structure: Span in total: 131.0m Pylon north: 13.2m Pylon south 15.0m Span between Pylons: 66.0m

PROJECT OWNER: bridgingMZAMBA – Community Steering Committee

ENGINEER: Dr. Lüchinger + Meyer Bauingenieure AG

ARCHITECT: University of Applied Sciences in Carinthia / Austria

STEELWORK CONTRACTOR: OMT – Otmar Machine Tools

MAIN CONTRACTOR: buildCollective – NPO for Architecture & Development

NOMINATED

PEDESTRIAN AND CYCLIST BRIDGES

THE SCHLOSSSTEG 2.0

SCHLOSSSTEG 2 .0

Bridges unite and expand our world, just as Schlosssteg 2.0 connects the two municipalities of Waidhofen and Zell, expands the sphere of many inhabitants and constitutes a key element in developing a city with short walking distances.

PROJECT INFORMATION

PROJECT NAME: Schlosssteg 2.0

PROJECT LOCATION: Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria

COMPLETION DATE: 2015–10–20

DIMENSIONS: L: 60m, W: 2.6m, H: 2.0m

TONNAGE: approx 80 tons

STRUCTURAL CONCEPT: Single span dual-box girder

PROJECT OWNER: City of Waidhofen an der Ybbs

ENGINEER: Tragwerkstatt Ziviltechniker gmbh/AXIS Ingenieurleistungen ZT GmbH

ARCHITECT: Tragwerkstatt Ziviltechniker gmbh

STEELWORK CONTRACTOR: RW-Montage GmbH

THE TINTRA BRIDGE

TINTRABRUA

It was important for the client to provide the pedestrians with enough visibility to the powerful nature in the area. The design of the new bridge was generated by the idea of a rhythmical play of modules crossing the river in order to break down the timeline into intervals and reduce the monotony when crossing the river.

PROJECT INFORMATION

PROJECT NAME: Tintra Footbridge

PROJECT LOCATION: Voss, Norway

COMPLETION DATE: 2015-06-30

DIMENSIONS: L: 108m, W: 2.5m, Max span: 41m

PROJECT OWNER: Voss municipality

ENGINEER: SK Langeland

ARCHITECT: Rintala Eggertsson Architects

STEELWORK CONTRACTOR: IKM Stål & Fasade

THE HEEMSTEEDS BRIDGE

NIEUWE HEEMSTEEDSEBRUG

The project combines landscape, architecture, construction and low maintenance. The bridge is prefabricated at Schiedam and was shipped in one piece and erected on site with minimal nuisance for shipping and surroundings.

PROJECT INFORMATION

PROJECT NAME: The new Heemsteedse bridge

PROJECT LOCATION: Nieuwegein, the Netherlands

COMPLETION DATE: 2015-07-01

DIMENSIONS: L: 219.1m, W: 4.9m, H: 2.7m

TONNAGE: 712 tons

STRUCTURAL CONCEPT: Free span bridge

PROJECT OWNER: Gemeente Nieuwegein

ENGINEER: Ingenieursbureau Gemeentewerken Rotterdam

ARCHITECT: StudioSK / Movares Utrecht

STEELWORK CONTRACTOR: HSM Steel Structures

NOMINATED

ROAD AND RAILWAY BRIDGES

THE ODINS BRIDGE

ODINS BRO

The longest swing bridge in Europe. It has been designed for a 100-year lifetime. The bridge ensures environmental benefits due to a non-water blocking effect, as no foundations are arranged in the canal.

PROJECT INFORMATION

PROJECT NAME: Odins Bridge

PROJECT LOCATION: Odense, Denmark

COMPLETION DATE: 2014-06-15

DIMENSIONS: L: 200m, W: 26m

TONNAGE: 5000 tons

STRUCTURAL CONCEPT: Swing Bridge

PROJECT OWNER: Odense Kommune

ENGINEER: ISC Consulting Engineers A/S

ARCHITECT: Bystrup Architecture

STEELWORK CONTRACTOR: MTHøjgaard

THE SUNDSVALL BRIDGE

SUNDSVALLSBRON

The bridge has a design that, despite its size, doesn’t dominate but instead interact with its surroundings, and at the same time display a unique character and recognizable identity. The bay of Sundsvall now becomes a new urban room.

PROJECT INFORMATION

PROJECT NAME: The Sundsvall Bridge

PROJECT LOCATION: Sundsvall, Sweden

COMPLETION DATE: 2014-12-01

DIMENSIONS: Lenght incl. embankments: 2109m, L: 1420m, W: 21.5-35m, Free height: ca 33m, Span: from 88 to 170m

TONNAGE: 27 000 tons

STRUCTURAL CONCEPT: Steel box girder deck

PROJECT OWNER: Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration)

ENGINEER: ISC Consulting Engineers A/S

ARCHITECT: &Rundquist

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN: KHR Arkitekter AS, Rundquist Arkitektkontor AB, Rambøll AS, Anders Nyvig AS, Møller &. Grønborg Arkitekter

STEELWORK CONTRACTOR: Max Bögl International S.E.

THE BLAUE KLAP

DE BLAUWE KLAP

The ”Blauwe Klap” bridge is part of the “Blauwe As” project. The aim of this project is to make the canal navigable again, and to make Assen city centre an attractive sailing destination. It is an innovative drawbridge with a sense of expressivity and lightness.

PROJECT INFORMATION

PROJECT NAME: The Blauwe Klap road bridge

PROJECT LOCATION: Assen, the Netherlands

COMPLETION DATE: 2015-12-11

DIMENSIONS: L: 10m, H: 11m, W: 39m

TONNAGE: 139 tons

STRUCTURAL CONCEPT: Balanced drawbridge

PROJECT OWNER: Gemeente Assen

ENGINEER: Volker Staal en Funderingen B.V.

ARCHITECT: ZJA Zwarts & Jansma Architecten

STEELWORK CONTRACTOR: Volker Staal en Funderingen B.V.