Norway bridge wins US design prize
The Hosea bridge over the river Suldalslågan has been named the world's best new bridge in a design competition run by US travel magazine Travel + Leisure.
"The rigorous steel structure is as tough as the bedrock to which it is anchored," the entry in the magazine read. "The effect of closed and open space over rushing water delivers, in a span of 70 feet, a uniquely varied audio and visual passage — and an elegant interplay of the man-made and natural."
The bridge was designed by architects Sami Rintala, Dagur Eggertsson, and Vibeke Jenssen to link the town of Sand to nearby woodland.
"It's great," Torkel Myklebust, the mayor of Suldal municipality told NRK. "It was fantastic and unexpected news. It is a great recognition of the project and of course a good way to promote Suldalslågen and Ryfylke. We hope this will attract more tourists to the bridge."
The award ceremony will take place on January 30th in New York.