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Pembroke College Footbridge

Structural Designer: Price & Myers


Oxford, United Kingdom

Client Name

Pembroke College


BGS Architects

Principal Contractors


Images: © Quintin Lake
The Pembroke College Footbridge provides a walkway between the existing college and the new buildings opposite.  With access levels already fixed either side, the maximum structural depth was just 135mm over the street below to achieve required traffic clearances. A fixed connection was provided between the concrete podium and a haunch in the bridge deck.  The bridge deck itself is an elegant hollow monocoque fabrication morphing from triangular into rectangular cross-section with internal rib strengthening exposed along the soffit to express the load paths of the structure.  A single sheet glass panel provides the balustrade.

Judges’ comment:

The judges are impressed by the way the geometrical constraints on this structure were solved to achieve an extremely elegant structure – complementing its surroundings.  

The Structural Awards 2013 Winners

We are delighted to announce the The Structural Awards 2013 Winners. There are 12 Category winners, with 6 Commendations, plus the coveted Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence.

To take a look at the categories and find out more information about each of the projects, go to the Winners Page.

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