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Winning designs announced for Atlanta bridges competition

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The curved steel ribs of design B for the 10th Street Bridge provide protection for pedestrians
The curved steel ribs of design B for the 10th Street Bridge provide protection for pedestrians
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The Atlanta Bridgescape Competition is part of a wider scheme to enhance Interstate 75/85
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The Atlanta Bridgescape Competition is part of a wider scheme to enhance Interstate 75/85
Design A, called Green City Spectator, for the 10th Street Bridge is a pedestrian promenade
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Design A, called Green City Spectator, for the 10th Street Bridge is a pedestrian promenade
Design A for the 10th Street Bridge provides spaces for meeting friends and for marketplaces
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Design A for the 10th Street Bridge provides spaces for meeting friends and for marketplaces
The underside of design A for the 10th Street Bridge is reflective
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The underside of design A for the 10th Street Bridge is reflective
Design B, called sin(uosity), for the 10th Street Bridge features curved steel ribs
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Design B, called sin(uosity), for the 10th Street Bridge features curved steel ribs
The curved steel ribs of design B for the 10th Street Bridge have integrated lighting
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The curved steel ribs of design B for the 10th Street Bridge have integrated lighting
The curved steel ribs of design B for the 10th Street Bridge provide protection for pedestrians
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The curved steel ribs of design B for the 10th Street Bridge provide protection for pedestrians
A section view of design B for the 10th Street Bridge
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A section view of design B for the 10th Street Bridge
Design C for the 10th Street Bridge seeks to introduce greenery and light
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Design C for the 10th Street Bridge seeks to introduce greenery and light
Design C for the 10th Street Bridge is relatively simple with greenery along the sidewalks
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Design C for the 10th Street Bridge is relatively simple with greenery along the sidewalks
Design C for the 10th Street Bridge sees a series of streetlights leaning over the bridge
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Design C for the 10th Street Bridge sees a series of streetlights leaning over the bridge
Design C for the 10th Street Bridge has an industrial look
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Design C for the 10th Street Bridge has an industrial look
Design D, called Organic Canopy, for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge has a steel canopy
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Design D, called Organic Canopy, for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge has a steel canopy
The canopy of Design D for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge is covered in an open stainless steel netting mesh
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The canopy of Design D for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge is covered in an open stainless steel netting mesh
A section view of Design D for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge
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A section view of Design D for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge
Design E for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge is reminiscent of a cloud
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Design E for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge is reminiscent of a cloud
The frame of Design D for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge provides shelter for pedestrians
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The frame of Design D for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge provides shelter for pedestrians
Design D for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge has greenery along the sidewalks
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Design D for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge has greenery along the sidewalks
A section view of Design D for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge
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A section view of Design D for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge
Design D for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge provides shelter for pedestrians
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Design D for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge provides shelter for pedestrians
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The winners of a competition to revitalize two bridges in the US city of Atlanta, Georgia, have been announced. Creative concepts were sought for the the 10th Street Bridge and the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge.

The Atlanta Bridgescape Competition is part of a wider scheme to enhance Interstate 75/85, the Atlanta Connector, which is 5 mi (8 km) long and runs through the the city. Like the recent Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge Competition in London, UK, it sought to crowdsource ideas for a greater level of innovation.

Over twenty submissions were received before the competition jury of design professionals shortlisted five finalists. More than 3,000 members of the public also voted online in the People's Choice Award for their favorite design of each bridge.

The winning submission for the 10th Street Bridge, which is in Midtown Atlanta, is called sin(uosity) and was designed by Max Neiswander and Luke Kvasnicka. It is wrapped in a series of curved steel ribs, which fold over to provide a protective canopy for pedestrians. Greenery flanks the bicycle lane and sidewalk.

Design B, called sin(uosity), for the 10th Street Bridge features curved steel ribs
Design B, called sin(uosity), for the 10th Street Bridge features curved steel ribs

The curved steel ribs of design B for the 10th Street Bridge have integrated lighting
The curved steel ribs of design B for the 10th Street Bridge have integrated lighting

The winner of the People's Choice Award for the 10th Street Bridge is Green City Spectator by KAMJZ Architects and proposes transforming the bridge into a pedestrian promenade with spaces for meeting friends and for marketplaces. The underside of the bridge is mirrored so as to provide reflections of its surroundings.

Design A for the 10th Street Bridge provides spaces for meeting friends and for marketplaces
Design A for the 10th Street Bridge provides spaces for meeting friends and for marketplaces

A third runner up proposal for the 10th Street Bridge was a relatively plain and industrial looking concept that aimed to introduce greenery and light. A series of streetlights lean over the bridge to provide illumination, whilst raised flower beds run along the edge of the sidewalks.

Design C for the 10th Street Bridge has an industrial look
Design C for the 10th Street Bridge has an industrial look

The winning design for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge, and also the winner of the accompanying People's Choice Award, is called Organic Canopy and was designed by Roger DeWeese with Peachtree Architects. It features a large steel canopy covered in an open stainless steel netting mesh, which provides shelter for pedestrians.

Design D, called Organic Canopy, for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge has a steel canopy
Design D, called Organic Canopy, for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge has a steel canopy

The runner-up for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge takes the form of a cloud-like frame that runs along the side of the bridge providing cover for pedestrians. Greenery is featured by way of raised flower beds and places to sit are also provided.

Design D for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge has greenery along the sidewalks
Design D for the Courtland Street/Ralph McGill Boulevard Bridge has greenery along the sidewalks

Work on bridge enhancements along the Atlanta Connector will begin later this year.

Source: Atlanta Bridgescape Competition

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