West End Pedestrian Bridge Competition in Pittsburgh

Situated at the headwaters of the Ohio River, the West End Pedestrian Bridge will complete a loop of riverfront trails known as Three Rivers Park. In addition to connecting Pittsburgh’s shorelines, the bridge will enhance the city’s skyline and provide new access points to the riverfront from neighborhoods now separated by highways and parking lots.

The competition is open to architects, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, industrial designers, artists and students. Three to five finalists will receive $1,000 each in Stage 1, and will advance to the second stage. Firms participating in Stage 2 will receive a $15,000 stipend to develop their submission. Awards will be given to the top three submissions: $7,500 for first prize, $5,000 for second prize, and $2,500 for third prize. The entry fee is $100 per team, $50 per individual, and $25 per student.

The registration period for this competition is from October 3-November 23, 2005, and Stage 1 submissions are due on December 21, 2005. Successful firms will be notified in early January 2006, with Stage 2 submissions due in late February 2006.

For more information, please visit www.riverlifetaskforce.org or e-mail bridge@riverlifetaskforce.org