Dublin's newest bridge has won the Best Structural Design prize at a Leaf (Leading European Architects Forum) awards ceremony in Berlin. Spencer Dock bridge, located over the Liffey in the Dublin docklands, is designed to take the Luas (Dublin's light rail system) as well as pedestrians and traffic. The Leaf awards, in their sixth year, are given to those who 'have made an outstanding contribution to the world of architectural design' and for buildings that set benchmarks.
Amanda Levete Architects, the firm who won the contract to design the 40 metre bridge, worked closely with a team of highly skilled engineers to realise the finished structure. Head architect Amanda Levete said: 'The bridge is very wide and doesn