New Glasgow bridge shortlisted for engineering award
Stockingfield Bridge in Glasgow has been shortlisted in the 2022 Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) People’s Choice Award.
This competition showcases the best of civil engineering, recognising projects that have a positive impact on the local economy and communities whilst at the same time, highlighting the positive benefits civil engineering has on people’s everyday lives and society as a whole.
This year, six projects have been shortlisted from both UK and international entries and the general public are able to vote online via the ICE website for their favourite.
Stockingfield Bridge is a two-way spanning cable-stayed pedestrian and cycle construction over the Forth and Clyde canal. It reconnects the communities of Maryhill, Gilshochill and Ruchill for the first time since 1790 and completes a ‘missing’ link in the National Cycle Network, offering a traffic-free route between Glasgow and Edinburgh.
The bridge, due to be officially opened later this month, was funded mainly by Sustrans with additional money from Glasgow City Council. The project is being delivered by Scottish Canals.
The other shortlisted schemes are:
- Lekki Deep Sea Port Project, Nigeria (ICE Africa)
- Lincoln Flood Defences, Lincoln (ICE East Midlands)
- Wolsingham Sewage Treatment Works (STW) Growth, County Durham (ICE North East)
- Seacombe Ferry Terminal Refurbishment, Wallasey, Wirral Peninsula (ICE North West)
- Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project, Shropshire and Wales (ICE West Midlands)
Members of the public can view the projects and cast their votes here until 17:00 hours on Tuesday, 18 October. The winner will be announced soon after voting closes.
Last year’s People’s Choice Award winner was the National Botanic Garden of Wales Regency Restoration project, which took five years to complete at a cost of more than £7 million, is the largest of its kind undertaken in Wales and included two new lakes, bridges, dams, cascades, a waterfall and an extensive network of paths, all set in 300 acres of wooded parkland
ICE Scotland director, Ben Westland, said: “What a great achievement for the Stockingfield Bridge project.
“The standard of this competition was very high and I am delighted that Scotland is being represented by this fantastic scheme and the great project team behind it. Congratulations to all our shortlisted projects.”