The Five of the Nominees for the Best Highway or Railway Bridge...

The Five of the Nominees for the Best Highway or Railway Bridge Structures

The shortlist for the Structural Awards 2014 has been announced. The selection process was very competitive this year due to the high standard of entries. There are 12 project categories and Highway or Railway Bridge Structures is one such category which presents the award for excellence in the structural design of bridges carrying highways and/or railways. Here are the five of the nominees for the highway and railway bridge category.

1.       The Second Penang Bridge

The second Penang bridge also called as Jambatan Sultan Abdul Halim, is the longest bridge in Southeast Asia connecting Batu Kawan on the mainland of Seberang Perai and Batu Maung on the Penang island. Totaling 24 km in length, one of the big questions posed by Penangites had been: why is the bridge not straight, but curved? Would not a straight bridge costs less?
 The Second Penang Bridge

 The Second Penang Bridge

 The Second Penang Bridge

 The Second Penang Bridge

 The Second Penang Bridge

 The Second Penang Bridge

JKSB construction director Hamizol Ngah was quoted in English daily The Star in November 2012 saying that the curvy design was deliberately chosen to reduce traffic accidents.

2.  Baakenhafen Bridge

The 165m long bridge has been built as part of Hamburg’s HafenCity development which covers 157 hectares of unused docklands close to the city centre. It comprises of vehicular, cycle and pedestrian lanes and is a component of the Lohsepark landscape corridor. The bridge gives access to the city’s Baakenhafen and Elbbrucken quarters.
 Baakenhafen Bridge

 Baakenhafen Bridge

 Baakenhafen Bridge

 Baakenhafen Bridge

3.  Waschmuhl Valley Bridge

The new extradosed bridge was+ constructed to provide extra capacity to the existing arch viaduct carrying the A6 near Kaiserslautern.  The bridge employs a structure that is described as a cross between Girder Bridge and a cable-stayed bridge.
 Waschmuhl Valley Bridge

 Waschmuhl Valley Bridge

 Waschmuhl Valley Bridge

 Waschmuhl Valley Bridge

 Waschmuhl Valley Bridge

4.  Elbebridge Schonebeck

Multi-span continuous composite cable-stayed bridge with three concrete towers, 210 m high. Deck width 39,8 m with six traffic lanes, two main spans of 650 m, total length 2094,5 m. The credit for designing the bridge goes to Leonhardt, Andra and Partner. he bridge has been constructed to relieve the City of Schönebeck from the considerable increase of through traffic it has experienced in recent years.
 Elbebridge Schonebeck

 Elbebridge Schonebeck

 Elbebridge Schonebeck

Schönebeck3

 Elbebridge Schonebeck

5.    Shenyang Hun River Ribbon Bridge

Qibo bridge is a “ribbon” style bridge with a 67 meter high arch; the parabola shaped structure will be the most beautiful bridge to cross the Hun River. They’re supposed to resemble “streamers dancing gracefully and dynamically above the water,” according to the jury.
  Shenyang Hun River Ribbon Bridge

  Shenyang Hun River Ribbon Bridge

  Shenyang Hun River Ribbon Bridge

  Shenyang Hun River Ribbon Bridge

  Shenyang Hun River Ribbon Bridge

  Shenyang Hun River Ribbon Bridge

  Shenyang Hun River Ribbon Bridge

Via : istructe.org