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Infinity Bridge RIBA Competition

Infinity Bridge

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Competition | Past

​Infinity Bridge

The design of a prestigious and distinctive landmark bridge across the River Tees in Stockton on Tees.

Invited Infrastructure

The successful competition design was by Expedition Engineering and Spence Associates.

The subsequent design was led by Expedition assisted by Arup Materials, Balfour Beatty Regional Civil Engineering, Black & Veatch, Bridon, Cambridge University, Cleveland Bridge UK, Dorman Long Technology, Flint & Neill, Formlab, GCG, GERB, Imperial College, RWDI, Spence Associates, Speirs & Major, Stainton and William Cooke. White Young Green were Project Managers.

The competition was held in 2003 with expressions of interest invited for the design of a prestigious and distinctive landmark bridge across the River Tees in Stockton on Tees. A new bridge was needed to provide an integral link for pedestrians and cyclists between Teesdale Business Park and North Shore, a key regeneration area on the waterfront close to Stockton town centre.

The scheme provides a two span bridge consisting of two arches that blend into a single form and which support the deck by a series of cables. The bridge is 273m long and includes a 54m long southern approach with 5m wide reinforced concrete deck. The 38m long northern approach includes a viewing area and access to the river frontage.


Awards
  • Institute of Civil Engineers Supreme Award for Structural Excellence 2009
  • Shortlisted for The Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award
  • ICE Robert Stephenson Award 2009
  • RIBA Award 2010
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