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Tintagel Bridge

EngineersHRW were shortlisted for the original competition with a pure slender granite arch design containing no steel. This inherently durable structure was made elegant through careful engineering which shaped the arch: the narrowing form of the granite structure echoed the ‘choke point’, the ‘Din Tagell’, which gave the island its name. It was to grow seamlessly from the cliffs, fitting naturally within the dramatic landscape and providing an enduring legacy with minimum maintenance.

However, the team led by Ney and Partners were appointed winners and engineersHRW were appointed by Ney and Partners to provide executive and on-site services. This involved reviewing the design for compliance with UK Eurocodes, specialist and main contractor liaison and site visits to record and review the work in progress.

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Location
Cornwall, UK
Architect(s)
RFR and Jean-François Blassel (shortlisted competition scheme), William Matthews Associates (competition-winning scheme)
Photographer(s)
Ney and Partners, William Matthews
Awards
Structural Steel Design Awards, Winner, ICE South West - Showcase Award, Winner, RIBA - South West Award, Winner, RIBA - National Award, Winner, Architects Journal - Infrastructure Project of the Year, Winner, RIBA - Stirling Prize, Finalist, Royal Fine Art Commission Trust - Building Beauty Awards, Overall Winner