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Lille Langebro shortlisted for Structural Award


Eadon are pleased that the Lille Langebro Swing Bridge has been shortlisted for an award at the Institute of Structural Engineers Structural Awards 2021.

The 160m long, pedestrian and cycle double swing bridge in Copenhagen has been shortlisted in the ‘Award for Pedestrian Bridges’ category which recognises excellence in the design of pedestrian and/or cycle bridges, or other lightweight bridge structures.

We worked together with Buro Happold, Wilkinson Eyre and Niras to produce the design of this architecturally striking and technically challenging bridge. Our role was to produce the detailed concept design of the operating equipment which allowed the architectural vision to be realised whilst also ensuring that the operating equipment, used to control the two central moving decks, is reliable and maintainable.

Two other projects Eadon has been involved with have also been shortlisted. Water Street Bridge in Canary Wharf, London is included in the ‘Award for Vehicle Bridges’ category.  Eadon were heavily involved in the design of this 28 metre single-leaf bascule bridge. We provided the exemplar design of the mechanical, electrical and hydraulic elements of the bridge design.

We also provided design assistance to Swing Bridge to Dinosaur Island in Crystal palace, London – another which is shortlisted in the ‘Award for Pedestrian Bridges’ category.

Established in 1968, the Structural Awards are the world’s leading awards for structural engineering excellence. The 2021 shortlist presents some of the best engineering projects the world has to offer from the past two years. We are excited to be attending the event which is taking place in London this Friday (November 5th.)

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