bridge wins CPRE design award

I just heard that the last bridge I built at Golden Clough, Edale has won a Campaign for Rural England design award. This is the 25th year of the awards which aim to “celebrate particularly fine examples of projects which make a positive contribution to the rural scene.”

It is the second time I have won one of the awards the last one being my first bridge built in 2004. That time one of the runners up was the new Castleton Visitor centre which had a budget of hundreds of thousands of pounds. It is nice that these awards recognise the small detail changes in the landscape as well as large projects.

For a video of the Golden Clough bridge being built see my blog post of 25th May

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3 Responses to bridge wins CPRE design award

  1. miss rika September 12, 2008 at 9:10 am #

    Congratulations! It is a beautiful bridge, in addition to the fact that it would efficiently shelter only a very VERY small bridge troll (the kind who might be distracted by trail mix). Ideal for hikers.

  2. Robin Wood September 13, 2008 at 8:36 am #

    But English hikers don’t know what trail mix is and I don’t know if bridge trolls like Kendal mint cake.

  3. miss rika September 13, 2008 at 11:25 am #

    I’m shocked and appalled. American Cultural Imperialism Initiatives (e.g. exchange students, media, McDonalds) seem to have failed miserably in your part of Derbyshire… though this, too, may trace back to bridge trolls. I suppose they have their uses.

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