A Bridge of Size

The design for Sheffield’s next great landmark was unveiled today.

Danish architect Tim Norlund, has produced the winning design for a highly unusual footbridge, which was described as “inspired and inspiring” by the judges. However at around £2 million, it is going to be pretty pricey and I’m sure this price tag will cause more than a little controversy.

The new bridge is going to be located on the Sheffield Parkway, currently a rather dull and featureless dual carriageway that links Sheffield to the M1 and consequently provides most visitors with their first glimpse of my home city.

I think it’s going to be stunning.

To see the other designs shortlisted, visit the Darnall Forum
There is a discussion thread here on historicsheffield.co.uk
There is a larger artist’s impression of the design and a night view on Rotherham MBC’s site.

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