Powell-Williams Architects and engineering consultant Buro Happold have won a European design competition for a new pedestrian bridge in the northern Portuguese town of Aveiro

The £480,000 bridge will cross the town’s central canal and kickstart a four-year development project. The 30m x 5.5m main span and 50m-long approach ramps will be constructed using precast, pre-stressed concrete and both main spans and ramps will be carried on cantilever piers placed immediately behind the existing canal walls.