Ponting manages to pass the pre-qualification round and joins the deigner's elite at the international design competition for the new Dunabe Bridge in Budapest.
The 2. round of the competition ˝the Design phase˝ started with the announcement of the pre-qualification phase on 22.08.2017 and ended with the submission of the design entries on 05.01.2018.
In just two days two design competitions, for two future footbridges, where confirmed in favor of Ponting.
The first, footbridge by Irča vas over Krka (Slovenia), will be a stress-ribbon bridge with a span of 125 m, 4.00 m wide and only 42 cm thick.
The second, pedestrian and cyclists overpass ˝Mavrica˝ in Zalec (Slovenia), will be a curved, inclined arc-suspended steel structure, with a span of 44 m.
On a summer saturday evening the new bascule footbridge over Motława River in Gdansk was opened to public.
The bridge, over a navigational canal, connects the old town center with the Ołowianka Island. The bridge is lifted for wesels on a hourly schedule and is opereted 24 hours a day.
Ponting won the international design competition in November 2012, the project was realized in 2015 and 2016 and the construction took more or less a year.