The Miho Museum Bridge was ecologically designed by LERA to span the deep valley without the intervention of
piers rising up from the ground.
The 400-ft long bridge combines key elements of three different structural systems to produce an elegant and highly efficient design.
The cantilevered, cable-stayed and post-tensioned design produced a shallow bridge only 6.5 ft deep, with the diameter of the largest structural member measuring at a mere 10.5 in.
Outstanding Structure Award, 2002
International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE)
HIROBA Architectural Award, 1998
Kinki Federation of Architect & Building Engineers, Japan
Award of Excellence, 1998
15th International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Design Competition
Most Innovative Structure Award, 1999
Structural Engineers Assocation of Illinois (SEAOIL)
Diamond Award for Excellence in Bridge Engineering, 1999
New York Association of Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Engineering Excellence Honor Award, 1999
American Consulting Engineers Council (ACEC)