The inaugural Bridges Awards successfully took place on Wednesday 26 May 2021 as part of the virtual event eBridges 2021 – the 29th annual Bridges conference, exhibition, workshop and networking event.
The evening was a true celebration of the ingenuity and expertise of the people behind the design, construction and maintenance of pedestrian, highway and rail bridges in the UK. Proceedings got under way with an inspiring introduction by Avery Bang of Bridges to Prosperity, who gave a speech about the power of bridges to connect people and the important work of the charity globally.
The award presentations followed and were delivered by members of the judging panel, including Richard Fish, technical secretary of the Bridge Owners’ Forum, and Keith Brownlie, director of Brownlie Ernst and Marks.
The winners, as well as some highly commended projects, were as follows:
Winner: Tintagel Castle Footbridge
Highly commended: A14 Footbridges
Joint Winners: Hams Way Footbridge & St Philips Footbridge
Winner: Pooley bridge
Winner: Keswick Multi-user Bridges
Winner: Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project
Highly commended: Gade Valley Viaduct Strengthening
Winner: Escob West Bridge Rehabilitation
Winner: Menai Suspension Bridge Footway Replacement
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of the judges, nominees and winners for their valuable participation in the inaugural awards. Of course, we would also like to thank all of those who attended on the night, and we hope you enjoyed the experience, albeit virtually.
Watch this space for information on next year’s awards, which we hope to celebrate in person at the Ricoh in Coventry, UK as part of Bridges 2022.
Until then, stay safe.