Winner Announced For Iconic Pittsburgh Pedestrian Bridge

Endres Ware, a California architecture and engineering firm, has won the competition to design a pedestrian walkway for the West End Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

"A California architecture and engineering firm has won the competition to design a pedestrian walkway for the West End Bridge with a simple solution that jurors say respects the historic character of the bridge.

The new steel and aluminum walkways, to be located on both the upstream and downstream sides of the bridge, will be suspended from its arches and level with its deck.

The winning design was submitted by Endres Ware, one of seven finalists in the competition. The firm will receive a $7,500 cash prize, funded by the $413,000 Alcoa Foundation grant that supports the competition.

The entire length of the pedestrian walkways will function as overlooks, with benches for seating lining one side of both the upstream and downstream bridges."

"'"The feedback that the judges gave indicated that this design respects and enhances the existing West End Bridge and builds on a very distinguished history that is unique to Pittsburgh, while it creates new opportunities for people to stroll, sit and linger.'"

Full Story: Firm's winning design for West End Bridge uses suspended walkways


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