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October 19, 2007

Olympic bridge design competition won by Irish team

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Dublin-based architects Heneghan Peng, in collaboration with Adams Kara Taylor Engineers, have won an international competition to design one of the key footbridges for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, it was announced yesterday. Heneghan Peng’s concept designs were praised by the competition jury for making the bridge a spectacle for the games by using the landscape for colour and activity and leaving a permanent legacy of two footbridges linked by a central blade-like walkway. The footbridge will span 26m over the river Lea at a focal point between the Olympic stadium, aquatics centre and basketball arena. It will be considerably wider during the games, to accommodate large numbers of spectators, after which it will be narrowed down.

The Irish Times