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Footbridge, Sheffield

Entries from architects and engineers are invited for a new footbridge to be built over a major route close to Sheffield City Centre. The competition is being organised by the RIBA Competitions Office on behalf of Sheffield and Rotherham Councils, with support from Yorkshire Forward.

The promoters have high aspirations for a bridge that will be 'a pleasure to cross, will respond to the local landscape, and will be deliverable and beautiful to look at.' The bridge will provide a route over the A630 Sheffield Parkway, a busy dual carriageway which links the heart of Sheffield City Centre with the M1 motorway. It will provide a vital link for pedestrians, cyclists and horses between a new industrial and residential area and an existing woodland park. It is hoped the bridge will become a reference point for everyone using that route as well as helping to promote the regeneration of the Sheffield and Rotherham area.

The competition will be open, and run in two stages, with total honoraria of £27000 to be shared amongst stage two teams.

Details: RIBA Competitions Office
6 Melbourne Street
Leeds LS2 7PS
Tel: 0113 2341335
Fax: 0113 2460744
Email: riba.competitions@inst.riba.org
Apply by: 16.10.2007

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