Chris Wilkinson Architects with Ove Arup and Partners International has won a limited competition for a major road bridge across a dramatic gorge in the Metsovo area of Greece. The suspension bridge uses the sides of the mountain rather than towers to support the suspension structure. 'It's an obvious solution, but I'm not sure it has been done before,' said Wilkinson. The concrete-shell deck spans 500m, 150m above the valley floor. The team beat European engineering practices, including Schlaich Bergermann, Christian Menn and Fritz Leonhardt. Brown and Root is the project manager and the client is Egnatia Odos ae. Construction starts in 2000.