2017 - 2019
Ramboll, Eadon Consulting
Everyday solutions imagined as landmarks
In 2017, the Government of Bermuda commissioned Knight Architects with Ramboll and Eadon Consulting to prepare designs for two replacement highway bridges, providing vital links with the rest of the island.
As well as providing critical connections, the two bridges will form distinctive landmarks, creating the ‘first impression’ for visitors arriving at LF Wade International Airport. They have been conceived to make a positive contribution to the identity of this extraordinary tourist destination.
The replacement crossing for the 1960's Swing Bridge comprises a multi-span structure with a central bascule lifting section, while the replacement Longbird Bridge will be a twin tied-arch structure.
The bridge designs adopt a set of visual characteristics that will define the crossings as a family. Each bridge has a curvaceous and flowing appearance, defined by a small number of continuous edge curves, accentuated by the colourful palette associated with the architecture of Bermuda.
“The new bridges will be structural landmarks to be used by locals and visitors for years to come”