Winners of the Bridge design & engineering
Footbridge Awards 2008 were recognised in a special awards presentation evening at the Footbridge 2008 conference in Portugal. Engineers, architects and owners representing seven winning footbridge projects and 12 highly commended projects collected their trophies and certificates at the event, which was held in the beautiful Alfândega building on the riverfront in the centre of Porto.
Winning projects were represented by delegates from eight European countries, as well as delegates who travelled all the way from South Africa and Australia to attend the event.
Winner: Borgo Tossignano Footbridge, Bologna, Italy
Highly-commended: Sackler Crossing, London, UK and the Drachten Wheel, The Netherlands
Winner: Svratka River Bridge, Brno, Czech Republic.
Highly-commended: The Wing, Almere, The Netherlands and the University of Limerick 'Living Bridge', Ireland.
Winner: Simone de Beauvoir Bridge, Paris, France
Highly commended: Newport City Footbridge, Wales and Tri-Countries Bridge, France/Germany
Technical short span
Winner: Plettenberg Bay Pedestrian Bridge, South Africa
Highly commended: Baden Baden Footbridge, Germany and Papakura Station Footbridge, New Zealand
Technical medium span
Joint winners: Studenci Footbridge, Slovenia and Svratka River Footbridge, Czech Republic
Highly commended: Macintosh Island Pedestrian Bridge, Australia and Oosterdoksdraaibrug, The Netherlands
Technical long span
Winner: Tri-Countries Bridge, France/Germany
Highly commended: Nessebridge Leer, Germany and Passerelle 2006, Italy