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Remarkable Bridges

Structurae contains information on nearly 22,000 bridges of all types and from the world over. Here is a selection of remarkable bridges built recently: 

Maputo-Catembe Bridge

With the opening in November 2018 this suspension bridge became Africa's longest-spanning bridge at 680 meters. more >>

Hålogaland Bridge

This Norwegian road bridge spanning 1,145 meters also broke a record last year as the longest suspension bridge within the polar circle while being the country's second-longest overall. more >>

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Trumpf Footbridge

The first shell bridge built in steel was designed by sbp for the Trumpf factory in Ditzingen. more >>

Mukogawa Bridge

The webs of this extradosed bridge's box sections are made of precast fiber-reinfor­ced butterfly-shaped panels. more >>


Temporary bridge and art installation by Jarosław Kozakiewicz for the 2018 Bruges Triennial. more >>

Loyola Train Station and Viaduct

In San Sebastián (Spain) an old train station required a complete makeover while also replacing an embankment. Mario Guisasola came up with a unique solution where the station and viaduct form a continuous structure. more >>

"Bridges – Challenges of Planning, Design & Construction"

International VDI Conference, 25-26 June in Rotterdam

The recent collapse of the Morandi Bridge demonstrated once again the importance of a careful construction and maintenance of our bridges. That is why the international VDI ‘Bridges – Challenges of Planning, Design & Construction’ conference is dedicated to current, new and innovative methods and technologies in bridge construction. Several practical examples from leading international companies will give participants food for thought and will also give orientation for their own bridge construction projects. Increasing digitalization and the corresponding challenges will also be a central theme of the conference. The practically oriented program has been created with the help of experts and industry insiders. This includes Rüdiger Schidzig, Director of SZG GmbH, Mike Schlaich, Professor at the Technical University of Berlin and Partner at schlaich bergermann partner as well as Joris Smits, Lead Architect & Bridge Designer at Royal Haskoning DHV.

The Association of German Engineers is looking forward to welcoming experts of the bridge industry from all over Europe in Rotterdam!

Subscribers of the newsletter can take advantage of the VDI member's rate when registering for the conference via e-mail through Mr. Robin Wulf ( or online using the keyword "Structurae".

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Ordsall Chord, Manchester

This short railway line opened in Manchester on 10 December 2017. The centerpiece of this project is the UK's first and iconic network arch bridge, although all of the bridges are quite well designed.

Photos: Matthew Nichol Photography

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