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02 May 2011

1836 – Thomond Bridge, Limerick

Architect: James & George Pain The current seven-arch bridge was built in 1836, replacing the earlier bridge which was also alongside King John’s Castle. The architect James Pain had surveyed the earlier medieval...

15 March 2011

1883 – New Railway Bridge, Blackfriars, London

Elevations, sections & details “by Mr.Mills, Mr.Wolfe, Mr Barry & Mr Brunel – Engineers & Architects” for the London, Chatham and Dover Railway, and published in The Building News. September 28th 1883.

07 March 2011

1883 – Grange Bridge, Rhyl, North Wales

Architect: B. Nelson Elevations, sections & details published in The Building News, December 7th, 1883

02 February 2011

2010 – Spencer Dock Bridge, Dublin

Architect: Amanda Levete Architects The 40 metre span bridge with its fluid lines and undulating concrete surface will take trams, traffic and pedestrians across the Royal Canal. The edges of the deck peel...

10 November 2010

1883 – Stone Arch Bridge, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: Railroad baron James J. Hill built the bridge in 1883 for his Great Northern Railway to allow for increased movement of people and goods across the Mississippi River. The Stone Arch Bridge...

10 August 2010

1912 – Manhattan Bridge, New York

Architect: Leon Moisseiff The Manhattan Bridge connects Lower Manhattan (at Canal Street) with Brooklyn. It was the last of the three suspension bridges built across the lower East River, following the Brooklyn and...

22 July 2010

1870 – Proposed Bridge over River Aire, Leeds, Yorkshire

Architects: W. Langton Coke & George F. Roper Published in The Building News, February 25th 1870.

13 July 2010

2000 – Peunte de la Monteolivete, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava The original bride crossing the Turia river bed was built by Engineer Fernandez Ordoà±ez in the 1980s. When the City of Arts and Sciences was built the bridge was considered...

13 July 2010

1995 – Puente de la Exposicion, Valencia, Spain

Architect: Santiago Calatrava Known popularly as “La Peineta” (the hairdo) for its unusual form, this bridge was designed with a 14 metre high inclined arch that stretches from one side to the other.