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English Heritage Launches Competition for "Structurally Daring" Bridge Design

English Heritage Launches Competition for "Structurally Daring" Bridge Design
English Heritage Launches Competition for "Structurally Daring" Bridge Design, Courtesy of English Heritage / Malcolm Reading
Courtesy of English Heritage / Malcolm Reading

The ruins of Tintagel Castle, one of English Heritage's most visited sites, has been announced as the site for a new two-stage international ideas competition. The castle, which is linked to the legend of King Arthur, is located in north Cornwall (in the south of the UK) and is built on a rocky outcrop connected to the mainland by a narrow, now eroded, land-bridge. English Heritage require a new footbridge which will be 28 metres higher than the current one, spanning a total distance of 72 metres, with an estimated budget of around £4million (around $6.3million).

"It will open up exhilarating views of Tintagel, the surrounding coastline and Atlantic seascape as it traces the path, now lost through collapse and erosion, of the original land-link. It is expected to transform the visitor experience, improving both visitors’ understanding of the site and access."

"[We] envisage an elegant, even structurally daring, concept which is beautiful in its own right and sensitively-balanced with the landscape and exceptional surroundings – Tintagel Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument lying within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty."

Courtesy of English Heritage / Malcolm Reading
Courtesy of English Heritage / Malcolm Reading
Courtesy of English Heritage / Malcolm Reading
Courtesy of English Heritage / Malcolm Reading
Courtesy of English Heritage / Malcolm Reading
Courtesy of English Heritage / Malcolm Reading
Courtesy of English Heritage / Malcolm Reading
Courtesy of English Heritage / Malcolm Reading

English Heritage seek "an inspired and dedicated team, comprising both architectural and engineering expertise." Expressions of interest must be registered by 14.00BST on the 21st July 2015.

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Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "English Heritage Launches Competition for "Structurally Daring" Bridge Design" 25 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/769176/english-heritage-launches-competition-for-structurally-daring-bridge-design/> ISSN 0719-8884