Bridge Structure Designs, Architects, Structural Architecture Photos

Bridge Structures – Crossing Designs

River Crossing designs from around the world: Key Contemporary Engineering

post updated 8 November 2021

Bridge designs

Designs for Bridge Structures

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Bridge Structure Designs.

We cover completed bridges, new crossing designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary bridges.

We have 4 pages of Bridge Design selections.

Contemporary Bridge Designs : A-E

Bridge Architecture : F-O

Bridge Structures : P-S (this page)

Bridge Designs : T-Z

Major River Crossing Designs

Recent Bridge Structure Designs additions to this page:

Simone de Beauvoir Footbridge, Paris
Design: Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir
photo : David Boureau
The pedestrian bridge with a length of 304 meters links the new districts of Paris- Bercy and Tolbiac – and at the same time the new national french library with the Park Tolbiac. Flying above the busy freeways which track the Seine, the footbridge touches down on the quayside promenades and links the public plaza of the National Library with the new Bercy Park beyond the river, thus ensuring the centre-stage role of the Seine which it plays in the heart of Paris.

Reykjavik Bridge, Iceland
Design: Teiknistofan Tröð
Reykjavik Bridge Design
image from architects
Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridges
The bridges are designed in the shape of a triangular pyramid. The deck is held up with steel wires that connect to the top of the pyramid.
A pathway lies between the two bridges and along the coastline with rest stops and information stands along the way.

Bridges from around the World

Contemporary Bridge Designs, alphabetical:

River Avon Bridge, central England
Design: Ian Ritchie Architects
River Avon Bridge
picture from architect studio

River Soar Bridge Competition, Leicester, central England, UK
Design: Explorations Architecture / Buro Happold
River Soar Foot Bridge
image from RIBA
River Soar Bridge Competition
Explorations Architecture with Buro Happold has been announced as winners of the competition to design a new foot and cycle bridge crossing the River Soar in Leicester. The project vision sought to stimulate the regeneration of the Abbey Meadows area of the city and to connect the proposed Leicester Science Park and the adjacent National Space Centre, with the residential development to be carried out at Wolsey Island on the opposite bank of the River Soar.

Rolling Bridge, Paddington Basin, west London, south east England, UK
Design: Heatherwick Studio
Rolling Bridge
photo : Steve Speller
Rolling Bridge
The structure opens using a series of hydraulic rams set into the timber platform of the bridge. As it curls, each of its eight segments simultaneously lifts, causing it to roll until the two ends touch and form a circle.

Samuel Beckett Bridge, central Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Design: Santiago Calatrava
Samuel Beckett Bridge
photo : Peter Barrow Photographers
Samuel Beckett Bridge

San Diego Coronado Bridge, California, USA
Lighting Contest Winners
San Diego Bridge Lighting
image from Peter Fink
San Diego Coronado Bridge

Singapore Bridge, Singapore
Design: IJP Corporation
Singapore bridge
photo from designer

Skywalk Rennweg, Vienna, Austria
Design: SOLID architecture
Skywalk Vienna
photo : Günter Kresser

Sixth Crossing Dubai Creek, UAE
Sixth Crossing Dubai Creek

Slussen Bridge Competition, Sweden
Design: various entries including Foster + Partners
Slussen Bridge Competition
image : Foster + Partners

Spencer Dock Bridge, Dublin, Ireland
Design: Amanda Levete Architects
Spencer Dock Bridge
photograph : Gidon Fuehrer

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Bridge Architecture – No Images

Rector St Pedestrian bridge, Lower Manhattan, New York, USA

ShoP Architects

Three Bridges, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Santiago Calatrava Architects

More crossing projects + structural designs online soon

Buildings of 2013

Building Awards

Øresund Link Bridge

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