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Bermuda Bridges

Bermuda

Bermuda Bridges

Bermuda

Client

Bermuda Government

Programme

2017 - 2019 (ongoing)

Structural Engineer

Ramboll

Mechanical Engineer

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, and have been conceived to make a positive contribution to the identity of this extraordinary tourist destination.

The newly-named St.George’s Bridge comprises a multi-span structure with a central bascule lifting section, replacing the 1960’s Swing Bridge, while the replacement Longbridge 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.

River view of the lifting bridge open
View from river of central bascule lifting bridge
Aerial view of the central bascule lifting section with boats in the river

“The new bridges will be structural landmarks to be used by locals and visitors for years to come”

– Ministry for Public Works, Government of Bermuda